matstrange (69) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic dark red colour on pouring from the bottle but fantastic from the cask too (try it where its made, great little pub!) Has a heavy malt flavour thats very strong but very enjoyable. Definitely worth buying a few bottles to take home!
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Appearance is mostly amber with ruby tinges. A foamy half-finger head. Fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. A large amount of bitter hops in the taste, fruity hints, lasting finish, clinging in the mouth. Pretty good.
mR_fr0g (3630) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the brewery. Clear red amber colour with a lasting thin greyish loose head. Aroma is hedgerow berry, spicy cereal grains and slight solvent. Flavour is spicy hop, big solvent and hot alcohol and biting rough bitterness. Really rough round the edges. Some phenolics in the finish. Medium body and lowish cask carbonation. Not much to like about it.
edsspoon (497) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/pink with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, dark fruit, molasses, and floral hops. Taste starts with strong bitterness and citrus, followed by floral and hay flavours. Fruity and sweet then a long bitter finish. Thin body, medium carbonation.
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy dark amber beer with a nutty and a spicy red fruity flavour, nutty and woody notes with a bitter yet creamy finish.
Beer4000 (4565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle purchased from The Tiddly Pomme, Faversham. A clear, amber body with a nice, creamy off-white head. Not particular strong, but pleasant aroma of malt, toast and citric hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth malty, slightly toast and a good fruity bitterness. Fine and balanced body, aftertaste is sweet malty with a good bitterness. Very pleasant.
imdownthepub (10574) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Queen’s Head, Rye, Sussex E. Chestnut with cream head. Tricky one this, there was a sour grain flavour about it, toffee, vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Looks like it wasn’t at it’s best, but still drinkable so not returned. Hmmm.
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Courtesy of Harrisoni, Cheers Ian. Hazy amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, smei dry. Nice spicy rye malt. Good bitter orange marmalade hops. Subtle red fruits. Really well joined up and so very very drinkable.
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, nectary, malty and earthy. Flavour is being rather similar in a nice balance. Also some quite berryish notes.
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Handbottle from cask, provided by harrisoni, fresh from the Foundry, Canterbury. Reddish orange colour. Good firm hop character. Strong bitterness. Very drinkable and satisfying.