Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at an oil conference of all places! It pours deep brown with a thick, foamy light tan head. The nose is woody,earthy, treacle, cocoa, light burnt notes and dark fruits. The taste is bitter, earth, wood, treacle, dark fruit, leather, mild astringency, blackcurrant compote and dirt with a bitter, woody finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A sipper if anything. An acceptable old ale, but it didn’t exactly blow me away.
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
gunnar (5687) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours almost clear dark brown with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty, with leather and spices. Taste is light sweet, burnt weak sour malts, weak dry woody finish with a light smoked note.
swjoduk (40) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Fountain, Bridgwater. Roasted dark malt. Nutty chocolate aroma. Caramel and chocolate to taste. Dark mahogany colour. Soft carbonation,
BeerViking (2693) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hounslow JDW, deep mahogany with coffee/choc notes on the nose and a clinging head, body has burnt caramel, hop bitterness, touches of nuts and cocoa.
mr_h (3107) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear brown, good creamy beige head, dark malty aroma, excellent film of thin lacing, malty, berry fruits, creamy texture, malty aftertaste
Geiserich (3473) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown color with an off-white, creamy head. Aroma is light sourly with roasted malt, malt and some berry notes. Flavor is malty, light roasty, ligh notes of chocolate and some fruity acid notes. Roasty and light hop bitter end with cacao and dar chocolate notes.
ianwelby (549) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, clear red pint with a frothy off-white head. Smell is very faint and slightly sweet. Taste is malty, nutty and has a very light aniseed (I think) edge to it. Quite a malty finish.
Idiosynkrasie (4119) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Wonderful clear ruby red colour with huge, frothy, rapidly diminishing, subsequent almost creamy, fairly lasting, off-white to beige head. Herbal and spicy aroma has notes of dark berries and shrubs, Maggi, a nuttily touch, and, yes, hints of amaretto biscuit. Taste is dry, hints of dark fruit parings, grapes, sour cherries, a touch of roast, spice (Maggi), a touch of amaretto in the finish. A bit like an autumnal walk in darker regions of the forest, dark, spicy, and with prospects of things starting to moulder.
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fnish. Oily palate.