hawthorne00 (3358) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle (blended with "a portion of bourbon barrel aged wheat wine", according to the label). Deep clear copper with a coat of beige head. Aroma of singed toffee, sherry, whisky, mace, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Fruit and toffee, dries out at the end where there is still strong bitterness and a little overt alcohol. Some oak and vanilla, a little chocolate. Dry and bitter enough that if the malt’s sagging much at all I can’t tell. A few months past best before - happy to try a fresh one, happy to go another year or two older. A beer for cheese and crackers.
vanvenlo (1680) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Diviano bottle(23-Nov-2015)Sweet raisin caramel aroma.Cloudy brown,low head&suds lace.Raisin wood caramel flavour.Dry raisin finish&caramel wood aftertaste.
Lunkie (1750) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel spice malt aroma. Murky dark Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal chocolate caramel flavour. Flat palate.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2012. BBE 15/11/2014. Colour is clear reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, raisins, dryness, some wood, some sweetness, hints of caramel and malts. Quite watery and weak.
Mr_Pink_152 (3364) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from beer gonzo, Coventry. Deep hazy Amber colour with an off white head. The aroma rich and spiced fruit. The taste is on the whole sweet with a marmalade bittersweet finish.
mjik83 (1305) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl flesje via Firma Bier
Alcoholpercentage van 6,6%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: hazelnootbruin, amper schuim, weinig carbonatie typisch Engels dus
Aroma en smaak: bittertje, caramel, nootachtig, moutig zoet, geroosterd
Conclusie: drinkt vrij relaxed weg, maar niet helemaal mijn ding qua smaak en carbonatie
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mortlach (1847) - Rome, ITALY - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle shared @Bir&Fud Bottega. Honey amber color with a light off-white foam. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, nuts, dried fruits. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter finish, some astrincency in the end. Medium body, low carbonation. Not my cup of tea.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter it goes. Vibrant, ruby red body with minute particles caught in suspension. Head is a mere wafer, off-white and lasting. Nose has hints of stewed plums, cherries, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, wood, but it is the fruit that shines. A complete 360° shift on the palate. Quite weedy and bitter. Light bodied with a boozy warmth in the finish. Sweet, sugary aftertaste with bitter, burnt fruit like raisins coming through. There is something chemical in the aftertaste too, that’s a little unsettling. I think I’ll hold on to a bottle for a few years to compare. Aromatic but a little rough on the palate. (50cL, BB 30/10/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to AshtonMcCobb. Pours cloudy brown. Nose is sweet marmalade, oak, berries. Taste is nuts, wooden notes, malts, something slightly sweet, some orange. Slightly light.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saucy Pears.
Appearance - murky orange brown. Thin head.
Nose - wholemeal toast with marmalade.
Taste - orangey, nutty and biscuity. Light caramel background. Light booze.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy yet somehow drying texture and a long dry yet somehow a little sweet finish.
Overall - I think this fits better into the ESB style.