BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear 500ml bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve on 27th Nov 13.
Looked good: nice mahogany reddy brown body with a thin but full tanned covering. Clean and clear with carbonation bubbles rising throughout the tasting.
Sweet malts ruled the nose and taste: treacle, toffee and caramel coming through in that order.
The body isnít thin, but it hasnít got the depth to carry the sweetness very well, seems a little unbalanced and one dimensional because of that.
OK, promises so much in looks and smell, but lacks a hop backbone and oomph.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber with decent frothy head. Taste is caramel, hay, nuts, bread. Nice mix with bitter, dry and some sweet. Easy drink, specially now when pretty thirsty.
shoestring (321) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lively looker in glass - fizzy looking. tan with a reddish hue. head look small and worried at first that it would disapper altogether - but it didnít thankfully. smell toffe/caramel. (molasses?). Got better as heated up - may have overchilled. Eventually becamn lovely.nice pint indeed.
gowdy (915) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at brother-in-laws house. Deep brown colour. Not much head. A hint of sweetness.
Beerheart65 (1130) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark copper with short off-white head and lacing. Malty aroma has wood, nuts, bit caramel and hay. Hops under this. Light to medium body, semidry and slightly bitter, finish dries bit, low carbonation, soft and thin feel, more fruits than in aroma. Needs more body but flavors are ok.
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a classic bitter with a good malty flavor and just enough hops to keep it interesting.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild malty nose. Pale fast disappearing head. Dark coppery color. Slightly sweet malty taste. Average hops. Some roastiness and caramel in the taste.
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with medium off white head. Lacing.
Aroma.. quite caramel malty, hoppy, bit fruity
Decent beer. Nice price/perfomance. Really surprised.
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100220.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruits and some pine. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits, hops and some toffee.
Lore (1650) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish-brown colour, minimal and quickly disappearing off-white head; not too intensive aroma of fruits, taste of brown sugar and lost of fruits with some minimal hoppy bitterness; ok bitter, but rather fruitty than bitter in taste.