tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
21/XI/14 - on tap @ Mother Kelly’s (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1363)
Clear deep red to almost brown beer, creamy off-white head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: exotic fruits, caramel, malty, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, some caramel, very hoppy, fruity notes, grapefruit. Aftertaste: hoppy, some citrus, very bitter, bit medicinal, some exotic fruits.
StoutHead (715) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mother Kelly’s. Pours red with a dense white head. Taste is of malt, rye, hops with notes of citrus. Sweet with a bitter finish. Average body and carbonation. Easily drinkable but nothing special.
BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask: hand-pulled pint on 24th Oct 2014 in the lovely Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Deep reddy brown, clear with a full lasting head. Aroma was both fruity and dry malty molasses. The taste was like the nose: fruity, malty and fairly dry in nature, I also found some rye bread type flavours and a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Decent.
mike_77 (3385) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Indyman - Clear red-brown colour. Fruity hop aroma with red fruits. Not overly bitter. Bittersweet, fruity hops.
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF 2012. Pours dark amber, nose is pine, mango, taste is similar, peppery, dry.
mikkvoika (26) - ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Tolly joogipood. Thin head. Brownish color. Aroma citrus, malt. Taste rye, hops, bitter. Very good.
VamboladeTolly (237) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Poured deep reddish brown with medium head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, malts. Medium sweet,nice hoppiness, rye,citrus. Well balanced. Nice beer.
ianwelby (540) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red beer with a thin head. Malt and rye aroma. Flavour is strong with rye as well as strong hop and citrus. Very drinkable with a good amount of body.
mkel07 (3680) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 030814. Huge tan head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant and the flavour is equally so. Not sure about hop extravaganza as the labels states but is is reasonably hoppy.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the GRAF, The Briggait, Glasgow on 27th June 2014. Gravity dispense. Dark copper red in colour with a thin off white head. Fresh green hops present in the aromatic, floral aroma - which is long in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts gives a fruity pink grapefruit flavour full in the mouth. Strong hop element giving a dry, grassy prickle to the floral aftertaste. Strong chewy grain note present in the drying, malty finish with tart fruit alongside giving a full bodied flavour overall. This is a decent Grain Ale and slightly better than the Rare Earth from Atom.