Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Deep chestnut with a medium head,aroma of malt and metalic,taste is of malt toffee and black treacle with a dry bitter finish.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, hops and mild notes of fudge. Flavour is wood, fruitys and some caramelly notes. Dry grassy hops in the finish. Mouthdrying.
thebeertourist (4972) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy, red copper with a tan head. Hoppy caramel nose. Buttery caramel flavours with grassy and somewhat earthy hop bitterness. A hint of tart berries. Not bad.
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Amber colour. Malty, slightly buttery flavour. Funky aftertaste. Not too bad.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008
Hoppy aroma. Copper mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Crisp on the palate with a little dryness in a malt finish.
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel sweetish and woody malt. Moderate hops. Medium-high bitterness. Hints of fruits. Dry aftertaste.
Not perfectly clear red body. Not cabonated much.
imdownthepub (10869) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Copper to brown with slight head. Sweetish, slightly sugary beer with some roasted malt depth, fruity, plum, peach, some hop character, leafy but doesn’t cut through the sweetness. Reasonable.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brownish appearance and poured with a medium head which soon dissipated. Soft carbonation and no acidity.lingering maltiness with some bitterness.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with malty and hoppy notes. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and hoppy notes.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: bottle at Chris O’s Post GBBF Tasting.
Decent amber colour with a thin off white head. Reasonable aromatic hop notes with some slight earthy malt. Tart and fruity with slight hints of wood and a delicate bitter finish that is fairly dry.