BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle (4.4%ABV) BBD unreadable, but sometime in 2012!
Poured (twice) into a ’Back Forty Beer Co’ badged US pint glass. Nice deep golden body, clear and clean looking, on top a thin white coat of tight bubbles.
The label wanted the beer chilled and served at 8 degrees C, it was. This effected the smell, only hops at first, but as the beer warmed maltly biscuits and toasted brown bread esters arrived.
The taste was also hoppy at first, wether the beer was cool or warming, the hops ruled the flavours. Refreshing and fairly sharp on the tongue, an ideal summers day pint with a ’Ploughmans Lunch’: I had some mature Cheddar and Double Gloucester with my pint and they suited each other perfectly.
tkrjukoff (3881) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours clear amber with a good off white head. Aroma is malty, sweetish, a bit caramel, hay and fruity. Flavor is fruity, metallic, malty and hoppy bitter. Very drinkable, good carbonation and in my opinion a very nice bitter. Finishes bitter fruity.
rauchbier (3552) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Copper gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Hints of caramel, burnt toffee and fruit in the nose with some background earthy hop notes. Quite soft in the mouth with some melon notes and a more insistent hoppiness developing, and lingering, in the finish.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at Lamb Inn, Bury. An earthy best bitter. Good texture but the flavour lacks depth. Average.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Orange colour, off-white head. Nose is slight caramel malts, a bit hoppy. Flavour is caramel mlats, bit of fruits, followed by dry biscuit. A bit bland.
joe19612 (1715) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber colour with a thin white head, plenty of hops and fruit in the aroma, the taste is all hops and citrus fruit with a dry finish.
gunnar (4735) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear deep golden with a big frothy white head.Aroma of fruity hops and malts. Taste is moderate sweet bready malts, with a light hoppy finish. Good sessionable beer. Almost full bodied.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Golden amber, balanced but full aroma of peach and clove. Malty flavour, gradually overtaken by fresh spice on the finish with a lingering brightness.
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. Light copper body, small white head. Aroma is mild and kinda nutty, with hints of caramel. Taste is sugary caramel with hints of bubblegum in a not-so-nice-way. Thin and watery palate. Pretty mediocre.
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber colour with a thin head, stale beer aroma, caremel taste and a bitter aftertase.