beeebon (125) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice premium bitter this one, though not much like an IPA. Nicely balanced caramel malt with earthy hop bitterness. Also, for a bottled bitter it isn’t over carbonated and it has a nice slick texture. Yum!
Hanoi (276) - - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malt and cereal, could not detect hops... Not promising for an IPA. Taste is lightly bitter with cereal, and butterscotch tones, with a lightly pine finish. Mouthfeel is nice and rich.
mike_77 (2647) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma with caramel malt. very smooth and easy to drink. Quite a lot of toasty malt in the flavour. Roasted bittersweet aftertaste.
gruberm (302) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light chestnut color pour. Moderate hoppy smell but flavor is maltier than a normal IPA.
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undercurrent25 (1282) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown colour, taste is malty and toffee like, an ok beer but a bit of a dissapointment and uninspiring
wimpyjoe (2615) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth textured light copper coloured ale with a disappearing bubbly head. Has a good identifiably pale ale aroma with a small fruitiness. It’s more stubborn in its flavour and has a graininess. Slips down the palate with ease.
Desverger (1095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask@Rake Bar’s Bristol Beer Festival) Amber with a beige head with medium lacing. Malt and caramel with a medium/light body. Ok to Average.
BlackHaddock (3155) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: best before 14 May 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 12 Aug 2012.
Chestnut brown and clear body: on top a huge foaming crown of off-white bubbles.
Solid hop nose with mild malt undertones: an understated aroma, but got stronger as the beer warmed (I’d cooled it in the fridge).
The taste was interesting: hop bitterness countered by some malty sweetness (caramel and toffee notes): The body was well balanced and the 5% ABV suited the brew nicely.
I’ll certainly have this again if I see it.
zvikar (2567) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours rusty to amber with a decent head, lots of carbo, maltish aroma with some biscuits and floral tones, flavor of malt, herby to floral hops, low sweetness, citrus skin, medium bodied
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. VEry clear copper with a thin white film. Sweet, malty, a little honey aroma. Rich, delicate bitter taste, malty and round. Smooth, light body, a little sweet finish. OK.