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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greenmanalishi (448) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reddish brown with predominant malt character. Toffee sweetness and some dark fruit.
Mjp12 (155) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very malty brown beer, with very little carbonation. Doesn’t taste of much apart from malt. Disappointing .
Dave94 (1) - MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
One of the few beers I actually don’t like, taste and smell is just too meaty.
Mr_Pink_152 (284) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Clear dark brown beer thin beige head. Sweet banana, and malty aroma. Taste has slight sweetness and hops on the finish. Not sure how much like a Bock it is, but I liked it.
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsbury’s in Banbury. Chestnut brown with off white head. There is a pleasing maltiness to this giving a middling roastiness on tha palate, fairly sweet and fruity, ripe plum and a hint of Slivovice in the flavour. Quite smooth despite the alcohol note. Good.
zacgillbanks (1867) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Team Valley. This is a rich copper coloured beer with a malty and burnt toffee flavour, slight chocolate notes and red fruit and roasted notes on the finish.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Ruby (Reddish Brown) in colour. Malty; toasty/roasty malts, toffee, slight hint of chocolate; barley and wheat. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, apple. Hoppy; grassy hops. Smooth. Sweet malty fruity throughout with hint of sour fruit; increasingly dry into the finish. Very drinkable.
BeerViking (2085) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, it’s a Bock not a Doppelbock, but Batemans has changed the promo text, it’s also top-fermented so is old northern style Bock not Bavarian style. A tad sweeter than I like, but well within the sweetness range of German Bocks. Nice texture, I especially like the light smokiness and chocolate. The finish has faint lemon and pepper notes.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Watford. Poured a clear chestnut colour with an off white head, which dissipated rather rapidly. Aroma of caramel, grass and boiled sweets. Initial flavours were quite sweet with some brown sugar, chewy malt and grain. Finish was slightly odd; rather herbal with notes of aniseed and toffee. Missed the mark somewhat, methinks...
mR_fr0g (2005) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sainsburys shared at the Gunner tasting in Craft clerko. Copper caramel coloured pour with a halo of off white head.aroma is salted caramel, toffee. lavour is caramel, stale slightly oxidised malt. Some metalic notes. Medium sweet body.