bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
faint aroma of hops; red-amber with a head that settles into a thin, long-lasting cover; dry, but pleasantly dry with mostly hops in the flavor
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a hazy orange amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had sweet malts, toffee, caramel, aged fruits with mild bitterness to the finish. A tick is a tick.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Can from Systembolaget. Caramamelly and bready with some dough. Decent, but thatís about it.
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating from 2012. Dunkelbraun im Glas, leicht malzig, Bitter-typisch. Etwas nussig, malzig, trocken. Etwas dünn, aber gut.
s_hartshorne (1153) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask black rock wakefield. Dark amber colour. Good white head great lacing. Aroma is biscuity malts. Taste is malty bitter finish. Thin body. Nothing special about this one but ok.
rondphoto (1897) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Sergioís Louisville Hazy dark amber with a 1/2" head that lasts, dots and splotches of lace. Taste is caramel malt with molasses and dark toast that moves smoothly through the palate to a mild floral hop finish. Taste is far bigger than one would expect from 4.5% abv, a terrific session brew. Seeing that it is retired is unfortunate, and makes no sense (unless Broadside provides most of the sales?) Highly recommended.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Market, Durham. Always had an inexplicable soft spot for this brewery, even if their beers werenít especially fresh or distinctive when encountered. Semi-hazed amber on the pour, has a chewy appearance that seems to suit the style a bit. Medium filmy head doesnít last long. Papery nose suggests age/oxidation but itís still fragrant and inviting enough. Solidly nutty and malty with just a touch of bitterness.
olio (6109) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090429.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, caramel, grass and malts. Flavor of caramel malts, hay and fruits. Decent.
laiti (5598) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 28.02.2009
Aroma is somewhat fruity with hops, toffee and some nuts. Flavour has fruits, some apricot, citrus, hay, toffee and biscuits. Good and clean bitter.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, this is retired? Another bitter bites the dust but I have full faith that the British brewing scene is livelier than ever and continues to blossom daily. Good thing cuz Iíve always been kinda down on British beers but I havenít really had a large enough sample size to make any sort judgement. Bottles from spirit haus and the moan and dove in Amherst as part of the mug list. Bitter sour malt. Thatís what I get from every bitter, even most today and definitely back at the Dove in 2005.
JanLaursen (3052) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, small creamy head, soft carbonation. Vague fruity aroma, maybe a whiff of malts. Flavor is nutty, toasted malts, caramel and only a touch of fruity British hops. Short finish, average Bitter.