ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
231213. Bottle at home (ABM). Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma bitter stingy floral notes, caramel. Medium bodied. Average overall but OK.
rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Gene’s. Pretty good stuff. Malty and smooth, alot of flavor for the strength. A little hop bitterness but not alot. Serving: Bottle
RichTheVillan (2772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark amber pour with frothy white head, bready malt aroma, taste had grass a hint of caramel and a bitter finish.
daniele (5353) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bel ambrato buona schiuma buona persistenza leggere tostature note agrumate note lippolate piuttosto secca buon amaro leggera scorza agrume
Marduk (2664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark copper color. Massive creamy head, stays. Hops, caramel, floral, juicy aroma. Hops, hazelnuts, roast, grainy flavor. Really nice one.
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Savory aroma, forest mushrooms, some fruitiness too. Mahogany, persistent head. Nice full malty body, a bit woolly. Improves and fill out as it warms. Fullish, but uninspiring.
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of biscuitymalts, perfume, pelargonium and nuts. Rich flavour of biscuity malts, nuts, grass, syrup and bitterness. Some floral notes too. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, malty, quite bitter finish. Good.
Steverus0 (168) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A not awe-inspiring English brown with a biscuity hop finish that at least delivers interest where this brew fails in delightfulness.
A rapidly disappearing head and a bit too rusty color for a brown, but pleasant and drinkable enough.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bel cappello di schiuma alto, mediamente fine, pannoso e che scende abbastanza velocemente con effetto sapone (lacing), aroma erbaceo, di pane biscottato, note di caramello, al palato corpo medio- leggero, discreta carbonazione, note maltate, seguite da un buon finale amaro con note citriche, agrumate, finale lungo e secco. Una discreta bitter con una buona luppolatura.
bhensonb (10976) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aromas of floral and light caramel. Med body. Flavor is mildly roasty malt with some floral and mysterious hop. This is bitter, and not lightly so, but the hop is almost like nettles. You only have to bite them once to remember them. This is a very flavorful ale. More so than many "English" bitters.