berkshirejohn (5095) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 <i>500ml bottle from Waitrose.</i> Copper coloured with a peaky off-white head; stewed fruit aroma; slightly sour at first then developing a rounded caramel body; harsh bitter finish. Rather unrounded.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown colour and a little cloudy. Plummy caramel. Grassy earthy hops. Gentle hop bitterness. Long lasting hop flavours and bitterness. Cacao flavours. A bit sharp on the palate with some rough edges. Unpleasant aftertaste with some rather harsh hop flavours for the style.
larsga (6680) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head. Deep red slightly hazy body. Aroma of tobacco, caramel, tea, and plums; quite harmonic. Deep, dry cocoa taste with notes of peas. Aftertaste is dry cocoa. Very nice. (0.5l bottle.)
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Akkurat Cask Now that’s fresh smelling. Fine ingredients extraction: mellow earthy hops soaked into spicy parsley, herbal, wooden astringency from the above average bitterness that bears a certain saltiness. In terms of appearance, the yellowy head lasts atop the clear deep caramel body, bright-coloured. The finish, dry, lasts a long while. Medium to full bodied, firm texture, by far my favorite Cotleigh up to now.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Copper color - nice, fast vanishing beige head. Sweet roasted malt, caramel. Fine bitterness. A bit thin, but a very good «low-alcohol» ale.
Gethinbeer (2285) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate, musky aroma. Deep brown amber with a thin head. Smooth syrup taste. Bit of a thin texture.
Sigmund (5707) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Copper coloured, large and lingering creamy light tan head, leaves a nice lacing. Very nice aroma of toast, roasted malts, burnt caramel, orange marmalade and aromatic hops. Powerful flavour of roasted malts, burnt toast, caramel, brown bread and nuts. A distinct hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Not a beer of the "easy drinking" kind, but has definitely character. I might have liked a tad more sweetness to balance the bitterness, but this is still an excellent beer. As the beer warms up, the malts come even more in front, and the bitterness is somewhat less dominant.
dj (536) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark copper-coloured pour with a small lasting head. Great aromas of roasted malts and sweet caramel. Roasted malts dominate the beer with some hop, honey and biscuity notes. A nice roasted malt finish with moderate bitterness. Very light carbonation. This is a great, complex, exciting brew!
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Wetherspoons, Folkestone. Mahogany colour with bubbly beige head. Attractive rich malt and hop aroma. More rich dry malt in mouth. Plenty of fruit as well as some coffee. Dry long finish of dry dry malt. Very tasty and I could have easily drank a couple more pints.
rauchbier (3656) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bronze, thin but lasting off white head and gentle condition. Gentle earthy hops and hints of sweet chocolate maltiness in the nose, slightly fruity to start with in the mouth but with a gentle nutty chocolate note and delicate flowery hops becoming dominant and quite bitter in the finish.