a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask; deep gold, clear; thin creamy white head; thick mouthfeel; toffeeish crystal malt and some woody hops; dry with a biscuity finish; not my favourite Cotleigh beer (wish I’d gone for the Barn Owl on the adjacent pump) and not the dark delight I had anticipated when I saw Winter Ale on the clip; bit disappointing all told.
SaintMatty (4473) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Amber with a small head. Biscuity malt, grain and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity and malty taste (slightly sterile) with notes of grain, malt, caramel and raisins.
zacgillbanks (1723) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Team Valley. A dark golden beer with toffee and slight sour fruity flavours with a malty finish.
kwik-lime (1112) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty bitter ruined a bit by being cloyingly sweet. Not particularly good I’m afraid.
wimpyjoe (2615) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden ale with a thin broken head. Malty in character, both aroma and flavour.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)
Pleasant black tea aroma. Milky palate, carbonation low. Milky grains. Gentle bitterness. Just a bit nutty at the end. Probably muted by the sparkler.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Deep gold, spiced sweet aroma, some clove and pine cleaner. Sharp flavour, long bitter not totally pleasant finish.
joe19612 (1694) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, skunky aroma, taste is sweet with some fruit, not a lot going on with this.
PieMan70 (25) - - NOV 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nice looking and not bad smell, but what it has on flavour is ruined by a sour aftertaste
Leighton (9616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Toasty hay nose, some baked leaves, light toasty dough. Light to medium sweet flavor with a bit of wet leaf bitterness, some crunchy grains, toasted bread. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty mellow finish, light dry hay and leaves, some further toasty malts. Very basic stuff but quite satisfying nonetheless.