rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit malt with hints to dark fruit mixed with sour apple and spice and a smokey note which is interesting. Quite a sweet brew which has hints of having hung about in the bottle to long. Reminds me of sweeter, less hoppy version of 5am Saint.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a beautiful amber colour with a red tinge. The nose is of ginger bread and something tangy that I canít put my finger on. The taste is of cake mixture, crunchy red fruit, possibly cranberries, then biscuits to finish. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly clean finish. Overall, good but more interesting than good.
Tide (1276) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2012 Bottle from Brewdog shop. Deep red color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, floral hops and metallic aromas. Fairly light body. Good brew.
BoBoChamp (4674) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, at 4.5%Vol, new Scottish brew Anno 2010, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/sweet and slightly bitter/floral, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The AlphaDog is great with fatty, heavy food, such as pork, and is perfectly heavy for an ale. It unfortunately lacks a little in taste and flavour.
SimplySike (587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poors hazy amber/red with beige head.
Aroma is caramel, malt, peache, apple.
Taste a bit sour bitter, sweet.
Desent beer, nothing extraordinary.
Beersiveknown (2107) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home from Brewdog online. Pours deep amber-brown with fluffy cream head and sweet caramel, peaches and malt on the nose. Quite sweet up front thereís a pleasing hint of red apple and some bitterness followed by a snap of malt and a long drying bitter finish. Medium carbonation this makes a decent enough session beer.
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml from Peckhams, Glasgow):
Biscuit malt aroma to begin with along with the tiniest bit of skunk and some spice on the nose too. There is some light, grassy hops and a touch of citrus too.
Tanned head on top of a reddish amber beer. The head is part foam, part bubbles and slowly recedes to thinner,pinky sized foamy one.
Malts & spice to begin with, there is some light caramel and a lingering nutty flavour. There is a bit of fruit in there from the middle towards the end of the sip that includes some toasted bitterness and hints of tropical fruit and berries; a real change up from the nose but a nice one.
Medium bodied and with a sweet, fruity feel to it along with medium carbonation and a lingering wet, bitter aftertaste.
This one started slow with not much in the way of an appealing smell, somehow I was expecting it to be more fruity and stronger when it came across like an English bitter but the taste was great and just what I had been expecting. There is a good mix of fruit and malts that go down well and the beer feels great as well
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel malt and slightly fruity. Sweet with roasted bitter from a dark brown ale. Tasty.
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice red color, nice hop aroma, light aftertaste. Decent beer that i drink when iím not in a mood for something new and i just need a good beer to make my evening a little bit brighter.