downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep copper in colour with a tight, off-white head and decent carbonation. Sweet, pineapple and mango aroma with a touch of chocolate powder. Full mouth feel, with coffee, oak, orange and grapefruit, before a toasty, dryish finish. Perhaps a touch too much going on, but an interesting beer nonetheless.
Essex (46) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed in collaboration with Marverine Cole, using Galaxy and Montueka hops.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.
Pours a dark reddy/orange colour with a small head.
Smells of caramel like malts and fruity, citrusy hops.
Tastes very tropical, fruits like mango from the hops, and roasted caramel/toffee malts. An overriding bitterness from the hops and a quite a nice full mouthfeel.
Overall iím quite pleasantly surprised by this brew. I wasnít expecting much from Brains but this is not only original but tasty too.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at PO Vaults, Birmingham, November 2012
Chestnut brown, fruity citrus centennial aroma with chocolate malt and light body astringent finish.