DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dead bottle from Connolly’s. Slick-topped, steady-fizzing gold. Vague grass and lemon on nose; hint of buttered Jacob’s. Dull empty flavour with aluminium, Madeira cake, coriander and straw hints. Painless and dour.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 10/09/12. A golden beer with an off-white head. A standard bitter. A sweet fruity aroma. Very leafy in the mouth. Quite safe but pretty tasty.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Co-op Headington, Oxford 17.06.12 consumed at home the same day. Pours dark gold with white head, fairly standard bitter with a little soapiness in there and a bitter finish, dry towards the end. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown 500ml bottle of Real Ale, sediment in the glass, so poured slowly during one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ (Oct 2010) a month before its best before date.
The beer was a big disappointment to be honest, I was really looking forward to reviewing my first beer from this newish brewery.
It started out OK, the beer appeared bright and clean, a golden amber body with a good solid foaming white head on top. Some deep lacing hung around as the beer sank, so the condition was fine.
The smell was of ’home-brew’, the sort of yeasty, not quiet finished aroma often found with mates keen to show off their beers (a few weeks too early).
I thought the beer bland and uninteresting, which is a shame. The flavours seemed weak, there was a blend of hops and malt, with the hops being the major player as the mouth dried.
It just didn’t float my boat.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4211-20111230] Bottle. Mild leafy skunk aroma has a mild hint of maple. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Metallic grains flavour has a malty bitter bite. Medium body. Average, drinkable. (6/3/6+/3/13) 3.1
(Labelled "Tornado"; c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc, others)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-12-23. Crisp amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Lightly grassy hop aroma, touch of straw, mild grains. 6+ Flavour is similar, grassy straw hops over modest malt flavour, light bitterness, light toasty malt. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Enjoyable bitter. Bottle labelled "Tornado"to commemorate the locomotive A1 “Tornado” visit to the Severn Valley Railroad, shared by DuctTape.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Harbury Wine Shop, Harbury, Warks. Amber with slight white head. Thinnish, light beer, some maltiness, a touch of sweet biscuit but little else to offer. Bland.
tommann (2295) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Co-op, Sedgley, West Midlands. Pours burnt orange with a large head. Aroma is bready, orange and some dry fruits. Not much on the taste, some malt and a bitter finish. A little watery.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy with an inviting aroma. Fruity with a medium body.
Some bitterness but well balanced with traces of maltiness. Lovely lingering fruity aftertaste. A very pleasant surprise and a very good example of this style which can sometimes turn out to be quite bland.Recommended.