wilftanat (12) - Shrewsbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good indeed. Lovely fruit and flower aromas with more on the palate along with clean crisp malt. Superbly balanced and complex and for the strength, supremely drinkable. There are many more fashionable beers out there not half as good as this.
Idiosynkrasie (3914) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey dark golden to amber colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly sulphuric hop aroma, a touch of egg, initially just backgroundish but lasting and finally assertive citrusy and piney hop flavours, some resin. Taste is initially fruity, bitter hoppy, malty, hints of red fruit, maybe due to the East Kent Golding. Would therefore fit in the category ’Imperial/Double Bitter’ if it existed. Later more IIPA-typical, resinous and citrusy.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Watford tasting, December. It pours deep amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is toasty, orange, tangerine, mango, sherbet, parma violets and a touch of chalk. The taste is wood, toast, resin, pine, orange sherbet, papaya, tangy fruit, parma violets, good bitterness and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome and rather drinkable Nice work.
tommann (2766) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, Celt version. Pours dark orange gold with a large head. Aroma is mango hop and burnt toast. Taste is toast, caramel and piney hops to start. Bitter mango hop finish.
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celt Experience - brewed in Caerphilly. Bottled.
Sweet, toasty, crisp and sharp caramel aroma, high floral tones from the hops and almost sickly sweet from the malt (in a good way). Pours with a massive white foamy head and is medium golden. Complex flavour of the seven hops mixing with a honey sweetnes, well balanced in terms of the sweetness and bitterness, a lot of both, great!
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Celt version. Orange body, tall white head. Aroma has orange peel and herbal hops. Taste has orange, white grapes, spruce needles and dry lemon. Finish has dry lemony hops. Nice citric DIPA.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma is very resinous and hoppy, some mandarin, grape fruits, pine needles and some malts. Flavor is a bit malty, resinous hops, caramel, citric fruits and wood. A bit malty bitter palate with a resinous finish. Not the beer I was expecting, flavor wise that is.
Niall73 (1831) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Celt Experience version. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nice funky fruit toffee aroma. Medium body, full carbonation. Sweet, with honey, toffee, over ripe fruits and booze. Pretty well balanced. OK.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th November 2013
Bottled version brewed by Celt Experience in Caerphilly, not Chicago! Hazy deep amber beer with a good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with mild minerally carbonation. Smooth creamy malt, light caramel. Nice piney hops with a little juicy citrus. Finishes smooth and semi dry with a final carbonated nip and the piney hops turning slightly minty. Very drinkable.
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Lots of juicy fruit in the aroma- pineapple, mango, a modicum of citrus. Smooth fruit burst. Tropical fruit and citrus flavours. Sharp hop kick. Very pleasant.