Idiosynkrasie (2745) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, mahagony colour with huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dry hoppy, fruity aroma, notes of red berries, lingonberry, cranberry. Taste is minimally sweet fruity, hints of red berries and their parings, bitter hoppy overtones, nuttily malt basis.
Juha (24) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark murky reddish, tan head. Aroma is not there, perhaps some slight roast but that is it. Taste is fruity refreshing malty fullbodied goodness. Not about hops but about malt and body. Plenty of body for sure, and some similarity to an oirish stout.
ciaranc (584) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Amber Brown pour, fine frothy creme head. Dusty malt, toast, nuts in the aroma.Flavour is roasted, toasted malt, more nuts, blue cheese bitterness. Light enough body, soft carbonation. Touch of coffee and more nuttiness in the finish.Nice.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber copper colour with a white thick head. Aroma of ripe banana, lingonberries and English toffee. Flavour of heavy biscuity malts, English toffee, sour lingonberries, grassy bitterness, some chocolate and some harsh herbal notes. Medium bodied, rough dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and harsh. Nice bitterness but has that certain off-flavour present.
kiwianer (2936) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body darkbrown. It smells darkmalty, CO2, a bit chocolate. The taste is darkmalty, chocolate, CO2, refreshing. Tasty and good. 11/11/11/11/11/11
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Pig’s Ear Cellar, Richmond, 29/06/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is dark bready malts, toffee, light cocoa.
Taste comprises brown bread dough, biscuit, dark toffee, nutty tang, a little dose of dark fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with a little bitterness.
Decent enough ESB.
BoBoChamp (4687) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, exclusive English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly roasted/vinous, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
ThirstyBird (761) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Gabriel for sharing! Pours a dark cola color with a nice tight tan head. The smell is dark fruit - plum, fig, chocolate and some molasses. Taste is chocolate and dark fruit are inter mingling right from the start - ends dry with some char. Carbonation is a bit course and active, body is light. Pretty nice stuff overall.
Erzengel (833) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl - thanks to Sean. Toll malziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist Kohlensäurehaltig, schön schokoladig. Der Hauptteil ist toll malzig-schokoladig, schön vollmundig, leicht cremig. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, toll schokoladig-weich, nette Röstmalzaromen mit ganz leichter Säure.
--> Tolles Bier!
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours murky dark brown color with a large frothy head, leaves a nice lace. Aroma is a bit off-putting for me at first, english hops, nuts, bready malts and dried fruits, some faint hints of coffee, wood and dark chocolate appear also, quite unusual aroma for a bitter. Flavor of dried fruits, chocolate malts, nuts, some caramel and hay. Slick palate, dry bitter malty finish. Should probably be an english strong ale. Doesn’t work for me.