Leighton (8605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Chriso Snow Tasting, London - many thanks to Fergus for this beer! Pours cloudy auburn with a light, frothy off-white head. Tangy pale malts in the nose, light smoke. Light to medium sweet flavor with some Band-Aid character, faint caramel, mellow bread. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish with dry caramel, restrained smokiness, light tangy berries. OK, but a bit disjointed.
maneliquor (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A solid scotch ale without being amazing. The peated notes throughout are quite balanced though which is refreshing. Fairly easy drinking for an 8% brew. Good stuff
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Odd, messy aroma. Wooly taste - ooh, there’s a surprise! Dry bitter finish. Alcohol reasonably well hidden, but you can tell it’s strong.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, lotto 125/12, shared with Finn on a Friday eve at The BrewDog Bar in Manchester. Firm off-white head reduced to a patchy surface. Dark orange coloured body, muddy. Smell of succulent citrus fruits, earthy malts and candy sweetness. Fruity flavour of oranges mingled with spices and herbs with underlying hints of smoked malt. Smooth bittersweet ending. Soft in the mouth. Refreshing (25.01.2013).
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; hazy amber pour, white head, sweet malt aroma, caramel taste quite sweet, malt a bit of mandarin, ok not brilliant.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to mR_fr0g. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is orange, mango, tangerine, spice, wood, alcohol, smoke and earth. The taste is caramel, wood, leather, orange, tangerine, mango, apricot, earth and charcoal with a dry, citric finish. Perhaps not the most balanced beer, but it’s interesting and pretty flavoursome.
cgarvieuk (12173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
me bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white tasting ... sofe smoke ... lightv soapy nose ... over fizzyv ... soapy linme ... sweet lime ... oddd and not me atv all
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of tcp and soap. Taste has more tcp and soap, plastic, solvent, some resinous fruitiness, peach and a touch of smoke. A rank mess.
mR_fr0g (1379) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chrisos tasting 20/01/2013. One of my ones. Clear orange amber, thin white head. Heather, toffee aroma with faint smoke. Flavour oats, toffee with more wood and smoke / charcoal. Bit of citrus finish. Palate is spritzy with a dry finish. A lot going on in this beer. A little muddled, but generally a very interesting beer.
Theydon_Bois (5247) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Fergus, 20/01/13.
Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose carries light smoke, sugars, liqourice, wood.
Taste follows, much more smoke, charred wood, dark malts, dark fruits.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, smokey bitter finish.