Philym (942) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, fruit cake, liquorice, dried fruit, toffee, marzipan.
Taste: Low bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness.
Palate: Light/medium grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt fairly dry, fruity, marzipan, liquorice toffee finish with malty, yeasty notes.
Comments: Very good and glass lace. Rating is for 2013 vintage.
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Clear russet colour with thick lasting beige head. Fruity malty aroma. Yes malty. Some intensity. English peppery hop finish. Is it as good as a Fullers Vintage which I guess is the closest thing to which to compare? No, not quite as good. Not as hoppy or characterful. It’s fine. The malts are fruity and a lot like Soreen malt loaf. Some character some interest. I mean I quite like it. Some yeast character. Chewy malts. Nothing wrong, it just doesn’t kick on or have an extra depth. Fine.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Reddish bronze beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is roasted and malty, and the flavour is strongly malty with bitter and roastedness. Overall a nice strong ale.
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sharkydodson (159) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma of grain, fruits and lollipop... the taste is caramel and fruity with shades of wine, apple, plum and flowers... dry wine aftertaste...
Mr_Pink_152 (536) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage in a 500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Ruby chestnut with little or no head. Aroma is sweet fruity. The flavour is also sweet with dried fruit and burnt treacle. The alcohol has a big hit.
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer sphere sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. I don’t really have tasting notes on this one, except a score and that I would probably not enjoy a full pint of this.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Årgang 2012. Flaske 0,5l - #05725. Gave fra Fin&Loz. Delt med Rune under avskjedsrating i H9 - 3 Des 13. Kastanjebrun. Høyt luftig skum som varer. Litt lacing. God aroma av nøtter med innslag av sherry. Avrundet smak. Syrlig tre & nøtter. Lett drikkelig. Ettersmak av eik & sherry. Litt tørr. Thanks to Fin&Loz. Deltok med denne i Mass Online Tasting.
jjsint (652) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Appearance is chestnut brown. What little head there is scampers darn quick. Cloying aroma of malt, hazelnut and treacle. I was not prepared for the intensity of the taste: as intense and rounded as a good port. Maybe a bit too sweet but this is tempered by a drier woody aftertaste. Best strong real ale I’ve had in quite a while.
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2013 / Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge / Clear amber color, small head fast disappearing, no lacing / Aroma is dried raisin, caramel, vanilla, oak, plums / Caramel, oak, vanilla, malty flavor / Medium Body, decent bitterness, oily, soft carbo, medium long dried raisin and caramel finish / not the best vintage ale but a good one
Garrold (1119) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Aldi. It’s all very well having a sample, then giving a rating. Try supping a bottle full...