jamestulloch (1052) - Edinburgh, - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Caramel, pine, leather and brown sugar.
Appearance: Murky mahogany body with a large off-white head that holds well. Good lacing.
Taste: Very hoppy but balanced by sweet malt flavours. Maple syrup, toffee and pine resin with a subtle plum note. Bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Impressive balance between sweet and bitter flavours.
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Barley Mow, 9/4/2014. Deep amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, caramel, berry fruits and orange peel, with some decent hops in the finish. Good.
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Kings Head W2. Deepish red brown colour. Slightly murky, white head. Strong fresh hop characterplus toasty amber malts. If this were American would clearly be an amber ale. Good combination lf bitter hoppy fruitiness and solid malts. A nice modern beer.
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, handpump at The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station, London, Wednesday 26th March 2014 Pours a reddy/brown colour with a off-white creamy head. This is an excellent ESB its tangy, fruity yet with a pleasant little seam of hops, really good beer. Nice malty character throughout, fresh and very, very moreish. I don’t see so many really good ESB’s these days but in a changing beer world with more golden hoppy beers coming to the fore here is a very good example. I reckon Steve Silktork would really like this beer! A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light caramel malts, some fruits, bit grassy. Appearance: dark amber, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: getting very bitter very quickly
Overall: OK ESB, maybe a bit too bitter for me. Pint at the Cat & Canary, Canary Wharf.
thewolf (10785) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours clear red to chestnut with a large, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, red berries, mild chocolate. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good crisp malts, chocolate, red berries, a bit grainy. Quite bitter lingering finish. A bit of yeasty off-notes. Good though.
MissPxx (178) - - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very chocolatey aroma. Medium brown appearance. Creamy and smooth. Bitter tasting with hints of chocolate and caramel. Nice
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Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask during london vacation. Copper color with no head. Aroma of toast, caramel, burnt sugar, fruit, apple must and some sweat. Tast is bitter, a bit burnt, toast, ash, soap and some faint smoke notes
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malt and light red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy pepper hop bitter light barnyard palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This isn’t half bad. I’m not a red ale fan (bad experience with that horrible Murphy’s stuff) but this was great. I love drinking back in the UK and this is one of the reasons why!
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Lord Clifton, a pub in Birmingham, on 8th Feb 2014.
Red hue to this clear copper coloured beer, a thinning white head sat on top.
Slightly more malts in the nose than hop aromas: fruity and semi-sweet with a mild citrus bitterness in there somewhere.
The taste was also a mixture of flavours, again with the malts just being the dominant factor. Traces of wood and nut flavours mingled with the light malts and fruitiness. Quite a pleasant blend.
Medium body depth and with enough flavour to hide the alcohol nicely.
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Nice clear red, small loose head. Clean fresh bitter hop aroma. Taste also has clear hops ,whole cones, dusty and resiny. Thinnish palate. soft carbonation. Finish dry and drying. Great hops, nice for a reddish ale, normally reds I don’t like.