Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Farewell to Bruce’s Pad Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 27/03/15.
Mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is charr, pine, spice, toffee, earthy hop dusting.
Taste comprises cocoa rub, pine needle, light charr, liquorice.
Medkum bodied, fine carbonation, earthy hop bitterenss in the close.
Another decent slice of CDA aktion from these boys.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear deep amber beer, untidy cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Decent dark malt base, little roast. A touch of bitterish dark chocolate. Mild pine hops with traces of skunk and citrus. Touch of berry fruits. Dry finish. Decent.
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share, thanks to Leighton! Coca cola brown, small foamy tan head, very light lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, lime, floral. Body is medium, smooth, low-ish carbonation. Taste is cola, floral, citrus, medium bitterness, dry finish. Decent.
Scopey (8471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, orange sherbet, cocoa, candy, juicy and tangerine. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, toasty, earth, leather, wood, dirt, cold brew coffee and ash with a dry, coffee-driven finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great aroma and decent enough taste. Solid.
Leighton (13529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up from Ales by Mail. Pours brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds brown bread, slight pine, ripening orange, citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy roast, ash, burnt pine, rindy citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with some bitter char, baking cocoa, rindy orange. Pretty solid.
Idiosynkrasie (4656) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with small to average, fluffy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly weird aroma has herbal and chocolately notes, hints of smelly feet, juniper berry. Taste is dark malty, minimally chocolately, herbal overtones, some juniper; minimally watery. Not convincing.
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Taste is sweet to start, citrusy but fast gives way to a very very bitter finish. Fantastic.
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Blue Blazer. Pours black, light grapefruit, dry and sweet, roasty.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the blue blaxer... Deep black.. Small tan head... Dry zezty pine woodt nose.... Dark roast... Dark fruits... Toffee and chocolate.. Light bitter malts
zacgillbanks (2963) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A black-brown beer with an unpleasant soapy, vegetable aroma, orange and pine flavours, a creamy mouthfeel, chocolate notes and a roasted finish. Pretty good apart from the aroma.