jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. The pour’s deep red with a small white head. The nose is plenty of roasted grains, sweet red berry fruits, hints of earthy cocoa. The taste is more sweet red berry jam, twig and roasted grain. Smooth malt flavors, a bit of bitter chocolate. The finish has a hint of bitter leaf and grass. Smooth, medium body. Quite flavorful.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear russet colour lasting beige head. Malty fruity. I love these red ales. Lovely balance on this beer. Good beer. Nice subtle hops on the finish.
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
white head, big-ish bubbles, reddish brown beer, not that red. Nice syrupy hop aroma on the nose with some maltiness. Very substantial flavour, good body, well balanced, makes this an easy drink but not in your face. Probably a good thing (though I do like in your face). Nothing special but also not to be sniffed at.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, some floral character and rich dark malts. Great character, lots of malt complexity.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NERAX. Pours a deep ruby red with some beige bubbles on top. Aroma is zesty with bitter berry hops. Bready malt backbone in the flavour, with similar zesty hop character and light rye spice.
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red with an off white head and a wonderful floral perfume aroma with toffee like undertones. Doesnt have the body of an imperial red (obviously) but it is packed full of fruit flavour.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut amber, with a smallish off-white head, which does not last all that well, nor leave much lacing. Rye bread and walnut malt notes mix with mild citrus hops in the aroma. Citrus and spice hops up front give way to rye toast and nutty malt in the mid-palate. There is a sweet, nutty flavour to the finish. This is OK, if not excellent.
mR_fr0g (2010) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Euston tap. Red amber colour with a steadfast cream head. Aroma is hop berry and pine and cheesey boke. Flavour is better sweet resin and pine hop. Some cara malt and toast. Smooth creamy fullish palate aroma lacks.
Godfather50 (5) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Arisaig Hotel. An interesting hop aroma centering after a few minutes as geranium. This beer has a delightfully balanced bitter sweetness. Toffee coloured, dark but clear it lends notes of orange marmalade spreadonlightly toasted rye bread. The smooth mouthfeel is perfect for a pint that is neither heavy nor light,head retention is perfect and I would say yet another winner from Cromarty. Well done.
TBone (11932) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Deep clear amber color, small steady white head, some lace. Gooseberry and caramel in the hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel, gooseberry bush hoppyness, citrus in the flavor. Well, this is not "speciality grain" as RB says but quality amber ale.
agent_persik (296) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber reddish color, small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt, grapefruit, strawberry, pine and hops. Taste has malt, citrus, grass and hops - mostly dry with subtle sweetness and bitter hoppy finish. Light body and average carbonation. Nice and very drinkable beer, but not what I expected, could not taste any rye.