johndoughty (3302) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze and lively upon opening. Poured with a medium head. Spicy flavour dominates and liners for some time. Hops are in the background. One worth trying.
DruncanVeasey (6182) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle split with Octo after work, watching the embarrassing shambles that was the Jubilee concert. Here’s a beer in commemoration of an historical event that actually meant something. Dusky bronze with fine beige collar. Good tangy aroma that’s got me interested straight away; orange barley sweets, Campino, booze at the bottom of a trifle, orange liqueur, fig stickiness. Doesn’t disappoint with a finely balanced flavour in the Fuller’s Vintage vein; orange jelly with a slug of cointreau, slight floweriness and peach, robust hop bitterness, well-packed malts with some US IPA-like sweetness and a touch of husk. Scoop of Bennett, launch of Houchen, bobble of Gary Mabbut’s knee. Slightly hot and bitter- would improve with time, but good enough right now.