Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Light brown with a small head,aroma of caramel nut and malt,taste is similar with some fruit.
Ernest (7249) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), moderately yeasty (horseblanket, barnyard, basement).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Seemingly infected, although whether intentionally or not is questionable. The scent reminds me of too-old bottles of Blaugies...very musty. Not much else underneath the funk. Unpleasant sourness and aftertaste.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brownish amber with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Notes of biscuit, toffee, sweet earthy malt. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Frank (3957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This a nice bitter w/ some nice dark malt notes. The pour is quite lovely w/ a nice clear brown color and tons of lace. Earthy hops and some nutty malt make for most of the nose but there is some toast and roast back there too. Just a mild sprinkling of carbonation greets the tongue on this light bodied beer. Dark malt flavor develops well while the beer remains mostly dry and drinkable. This is a well put together beer, I think, lower alcohol and still flavorful. I wish my countrymen would take note.
rubbishystuff (2259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Nice amber color and another rather nice English ale. I would drink again but with the Cotleigh Tawny I got maybe the bottle was a bit old. Bitter but not a lot of hop flavor. Serving: Bottle
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth carmel finish.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown color with almost no head. Nose of earth and dead leaves with some slight floral notes. Taste of leaves, a little grass, caramel and grain. Acidic bitter finish with some hints of citrus. Balance is odd. By no means a terrible beer, but something seems a bit off. Can’t quite put a finger on it...
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy, amber body with an off-white, frothy, minimal head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, nuts and molasses. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Slightly flowery aftertaste mixed with caramel. Average.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle best before 01 01 11. Malty nose, dark with toffee and faint nuts, caramel with crystal malt, a little chocolate, Goldings and Fuggles for balance. Amber pour, clear with light streaks of brown, a short white head. Taste is dry and lightly fruity, lightly sharp, low bitterness but a lasting cracker aftertaste. Medium body a bit heavier than I’d like. Some mild character coming through, but in the end, I think I’d prefer their Golden Seahawk.
Bosskie (722) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark copper-red, transparent beer with a foamy head and lots of bubbles sticking to the glass. Coffee pure chocolate smell with hints of malt and cardamom, very nice. The palate is a bit disappointing as I don’t get the richness in the smell back there. Taste is watery, bitter-sour. Well balanced. Nice ale!