mathieuc (2083) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage. Aroma of brown sugar and sucre d’orge. Thin head that receeds in nothingness. Flavors of brewing sugar and no hops. Small hint of oxidation but nothing distracting. Pretty tame for an ESA, it needs more oomph! I won’t seek this out again with some age but I might just give it another go if I ever find it fresh somewhere.
mike_77 (3887) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown with loads of chunky yeast residues. Has a nice biscuity malt taste with a light sweetness and a bit of spicy complexity from the yeast.
erickok (4250) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby body, stable foamy head. Woody, lighter than expected but certainly not light for the style. Well enough hopped. Decent mouthfeel too, at least I very much enjoyed this. A fine ale. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
GlassBrass440 (274) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy copper with a soft white head. Aromas of fruit cake: bready, sweet, fruity, spices. Flavours are of sweetened dried fruits, honey, orange, and herbal (spearmint). Very high carbonation makes for a short, dry finish.
mauroruellas (237) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old Ale apresentou coloração acobreada,líquido ligeiramente turvo e opaco,formação de colarinho alto inicialmente que não se mantem,porem deixa marcas no copo até o final;aroma se desprende a medida que a cerveja esquenta,apresentando malte,frutas secas,caramelo e um suave cítrico;sabor suave e encorpado ao mesmo tempo,com malte e caramelo se sobressaindo,lúpulo bem leve,álcool bem inserido,toques amadeirados lembram vinho do porto;bom corpo,média carbonação;cerveja potente,equilibrada,fácil de beber,doce sem ser enjoativa.
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Orange/light copper body. Nice hoppy aroma with hints of Cascade in there, later some toffee and faint echoes of brandy. Sweetish but balanced taste with a pleasant level of hoppiness and dry toffee. Has a very airy and smooth mouthfeel - doesn’t get heavy or cloying like many other examples of the style. Very drinkable so the twist-off cap is almost justified (a strange choice for a beer that is made for cellaring. And if you can’t open a regular bottle cap with makeshift tools then you probably don’t deserve a beer anyway).
Marduk (3840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Deep dark amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Caramel, green apples, sweet in aroma. Malty, straw, spicy grassy hops, woody in taste. It’s a decent brew, but nothing to get excited about.
FatPhil (10679) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Lovely dry woody nutty aroma. This is English, right? Nottingham yeast? Anna gets apples, I don’t. Lovely woody body, slight nuttiness. Even more nuts in the finish. Soft palate, smooth, pleasant soft carbonation. Damn, this is so English, I love it. Nuttiness, dryness. I want more of this beer. The other fuckers drank it, and they like it less than me. Bastards.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange color beer with a no head. Aroma is malt caramel, with some roasted and yeasty notes. Flavor is very sweet with a weaker bitterness. Body is oily and carbonation is low. Hoppy dry end.
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk fresh, reddy brown with reasonable head. Caramel and yeast to taste and lacking the potential for depth and bitterness. Structurally disconnected but interesting nonetheless.
suurjuust (1742) - ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2014. Dark amber beer with an off-white head. Nose is fruity and estery, yeasty, sweet notes, malt. Flavor is malt forward with fruity notes and somewhat flowery hops coming in in the finish, some alcohol, but it’s not distracting. Lingering hoppy bitterness with boozy notes. Flavor is not nearly as sweet as the nose. Very drinkable, but the aftertaste is not all that pleasant.