Pdubyah (569) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has the bones of a great beer, but seems to be missing that little bit that would get them there, daily disjointed and uneven drinking really.. Disappointing. On the positives, nice aroma, fruity, chocolate and has a nice lingering mouthfeel, bit the middle bit is lacking and I was tempted to say ’thin’
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Nice deep reddy amber coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is nutty toffee, light apple, grainy, slightly dirty on the nose. Flavour is composed nutty grains, toffee, light apple, slightly apple tangy, granny Smith. Palate is medium sweet, highish carbonation. Semi dry grainy finish.
The_Osprey (4854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Leighton, 2013 vintage at 7.5%. Very dark reddy orange, clear, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet and bready with spice, seeded bread. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, liquorice, sweet sugar syrup, soft finish. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split in the Bespin cloud network, thanks to Lando himself, 20/10/15.
Chestnut brown / amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is toffee, malt, light honey infuse, biscuit, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises malt loaf, fruit cake, brown bread, toffee, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok but doesn’t pack a lot of depth for the ABV.
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Kris Wines. Vintage 2013. Pours clear ruby with a slight, foamy off-white head. Toasted malts in the nose, toffee, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more toffee, brown bread, a little alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with toasty sugars, caramel and toffee, dried fruits. Perhaps a little simplistic, but not bad at all.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours clear deep amber with a decent beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, toffee, stewed orange, peach, oily action, must, damp wood, dried fruits and leather. The taste is sweet, oily, sticky, orange, tangerine, candied peel, wood, dried fruits and white sugars with a dry, orangey finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad.
bursprak (1712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split a few ways, ’13 vintage. Clear brownish pour with a light head. Notes of caramel, alcohol, light plastic and sweet malts.
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Erik. Pours a clear, dark amber with a small, off white head. Aroma has caramel, toasted malts, old hops, slight dark fruits. Taste is sweet, boozy with a slight metallic tartness. Low carbonation and an oily body. Fine but boring.
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a hazy amber-hued orange body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, almonds, biscuits, red fruits and hints of vanilla and toffee. Taste is caramel, sherry, red fruits, toffee, alcohol and hints of toast, burnt sugar and mild herbs. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pretty decent. Seems a bit oxidized, but works pretty good.
Lukasmh (776) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber brown with small beige head. Aroma is malty, bread, yeast, candy, toasty malts. Taste is sweet malty, dark fruits, toasty malts. Toasty finish with slight dryness. Light body. Not impressive vintage.