berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Camberley. Reddish chestnut body with a short-lived beige head; toffe aromas; and a toffee flavour with malts and nuts present; a warming aftertaste; smooth and well-balanced.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Peckhams. Dark brown colour, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, dark fruits. Medium bodied.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco. Deep ruby brown, good lasting pale beige head and gentle condition. Pleasant sweet toffee roasted notes and smokiness in the nose, gentle sweet burnt toffee and low smokiness in the mouth but becoming oversweet and slightly cloying with time, sweet roasted earthiness and faint bitter edge in the finish but ultimately a little over balanced towards sweetness.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red-brown, coca cola colored with medium sized light brown head. Perfumy licoricy aroma with syrupy note, some bitterness also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is similar with more lemon, licorice and syrupy also here. Lemon in somehow skunky aftertaste. Not a good beer.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l bought at Tesco Kensington Feb 08. Dark brown - almost black colored. A large creamy head when poured from a distance. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt & coffee. Well rounded roasted impression. Sweet bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle, best before the end of Dec 2011, poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint glass on 29 Nov 2011.
Dark cola coloured body, or a ruby red looking beer if you’d prefer. The head a thin covering of tight bubbles, off-white in colour.
Chocolate malty aroma, no hops in the nose that I could find, some pine nut hints though.
Strange taste combination, chocolate malts like the smell, with a fizzy pop (coke) flavour in the mix, I’m struggling to describe this too well: but it’s a blend of two brews which to me don’t go together as well as the brewery might have wanted it too.
As mentioned above, not sure what the brewer wanted from this beer: interesting, different and drinkable, but just lacking something I can’t put my finger on.
JohnRMurdoch (2710) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Sour malty aroma. dark brown colour with bubbly beige head. Grassy treacle caramel malt flavour, quite smooth. Tastes better than it smells.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. Dark clear colour with a nice head. Malty aroma with notes of burned caramel. Smooth flavour of malt, caramel and some fruitness. Not much for an old ale.
Hermod (2588) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle, Alko. Pours quite dark color, thin head. Fruity aroma, smooth taste. Average ale.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Tescos). Ruby coloured. Fruity nose with light roasty malt and hints of earthy hops. Nice combination of light freshness in the mouth and heavier malt flavours. Quite dry but not overly so with pleasantly laid back hops in the finish competing with roasty chocolate for attention. Very interesting but becomes slightly flat in the mouth after a while but the lack of drinkability isnt too much of a problem as this is more of a sipper.