Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @Vintige, Leith. Pours cloudy, murky brown. On the nose bananas and fruit cake also bread. Toffee and fruity on the palate with hints of tobacco. Quite a lot of sediment for me. Right at the end you get an oak kick which gave it a bit of funk for me.
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazey hazelnut, filmy screen of tan head. Burnt redcurrant and clovey with puffs of sweet treacle. Soft parboiled banana initial taste, rusty dark fruit and creamy middle. Woody, tang of spice and sweet finish. Loosely bitter but mostly dry linger.
Keg, Vintage Leith
jerd16 (191) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Hazy chestnut brown body with small tan head. Aroma is raspberry, dark fruits and some floral whispers. Little thin in body, very transient palate. Some dried fruit up front, raisins and some sweet toffee malt. Finishes with soft fleeting bitterness. Feels like half a beer.
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber color, small steady beige head. Light toffee and malts in the nose. Medium-bodied. Nutty, sweetish, English hops. Light alcohol, a bit too watery finish. Something between ESB and English strong ale.
Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, bb 15/11/14. Vintage 2012. Dark, mahogany color, thick, lacing beige head. Nutty, toasty aroma, plums, hops. Flavor has caramel, toasted malt, dark fruits, light boozyness in the background. Nutty, hoppy, dry finish. Some mild sticky glueish notes in aroma as it warms up.
RichTheVillan (2688) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; chestnut brown pour with soapy tan head, fruit aroma, taste is sweet with some dried fruit, raisin I think.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st January 2013
Hazy dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is softish with fine carbonation. Mild minerals. Fairly rich malt with mildly bitter dark toffee. Subtle dried fruits. Quite a bitter hop kick towards the finish which also provides a spicy bubblegum ester. Not bad.
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Vintage from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark brown hazy beer with milk chocolate and roasted flavours followed by vanilla and mild coffee on the finish.
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle.
Poured a cloudy amber colour with a thin off-white. Aroma of cake, toffee and some grass. Sweet flavours of caramel and golden syrup, bread and orange peel. Palate of grain, roasted nuts and some pine hops.
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep red brown ... small tan head ... soft sweet cheewy roast nose ... light fizz ... rich dark fruits ... soft malt ... juicy fruits ... ligth metalic bitterness ... rich soft smooth malts ... nice