CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark I colour, strong smooth beer. Pretty flat, fairly dull in flavour. Malty.
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mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red brown with no head. Aroma of burnt malts, sugars and treacle. Bittersweet taste.
niquillis (1218) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains. Pours brown with off white head. Malty, sweet and a good representation of a doppelbock. Really rather good and the best Batemans beer I’ve tried.
GeoffClaridge (8) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t usually go for the darker beers, but this was in a random selection I made from Sainsburys 3 for a fiver offer.
Tastes is pleasant and easy drinking.
jackafholmes (375) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Pours clear brown ale with glossy cream head. Aroma is roasty honey malts with some smoke too. Taste is sweet and rich, some alcohol heat too. Tingly carbonation and good medium body. Expected the worst from the bottle design, was pleasantly surprised.
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog rating. 50cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Gunnar tasting. Thanks Fergus for this one. It pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, with notes of toffee and raisins. Taste is medium sweet with notes of sweet malts, vanilla, candy sugar and biscuit. Finishes quite sweet with more burnt sugar notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not a fan of this one, really
Cimbasso (256) - - NOV 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 50cl bottle. This beer is a dark ruby colour with a slight white head, soon dispersed. Reasonably malty aroma, and the taste is malty but quite sour. Taste of blackberries and plums. Rather vinegary finish. Low drinkability.
SilverfoX (417) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
fruit, vinegar, body is dark reddish brown, no real head just some thin tan coloured lacing on top. taste is mildly sour blackcurrant with some mild marmite in the finish. nothing incredible.
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep chestnut brown colour, looks great. Unusual beer this, bock ingredients and Batemans yeast I would guess. Malty, sweet, not as clean as a bock. Pleasant.
cirzen (12) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Pours a nice conker brown. Nose is raisin, slightly acidic and cidery. Taste is tart, stewed red fruit and alcohol. Managed to finish the bottle but it wasn’t a great experience.
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark ruby ale with a quickly fading tan head. Nose is sweet plum with confection and a touch of toffee. Taste is... malty, but also slightly acidic and raisiny. Just tastes a little wrong. You are willing the malt to take hold of it, but it never really manages and you end up with a alcoholic raisin aftertaste. Meh.