EdKing (2137) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Berkhamsted Beer Shop. Pours clear chestnut brown with a bubbly off white head, which disspates to nothing. Nose is nice and chocolatey, nutty, brown sugar, touch of dark dried fruit, prune, slight earthy hop. Taste is nutty, tangy ale, brown sugar, earthy English hop bitterness. Nice robust bitter with nutty, ale fruity flavour and some English hop earthiness. On the finish there’s dark chocolate.
biirusaikou (1263) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Beer Tap. Toffee, roasted malt, nuts, bit of raisin, fairly dry finish. Not really my thing, but I guess not too bad for an ESB.
ManVsBeer (5834) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine & Beer Direct, Halifax. Clear dark-brown with next to no head. Has caramel-sweetened darker malts in both aroma and taste with some small roasted notes that are most prevalent in its nose.
Rulymel (218) - SPAIN - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a moderate beige head.
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and tofee.
Taste is rich. Sweet caramel malts followed by roasted bitter and a hint of cofee at the end.
undercurrent25 (1584) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Chester Christmas Markets 2014 as The Crusty Pie Company Crusty’s Cracker. Pours a black colour, taste is of liquorice, toffee and molasses, strong alcohol
danlo (1636) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle as Baytown Smuggler’s Haul. Chestnut brown with a foamy beige head leaving lacing and malty fruity aroma. Flavour is malt, mollasses, raisins, chocolate & coffee, nutty and light roast bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, malty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear copper brown, thin white head. Dark sugar and toffee aromas, light nuttiness. Light sweet taste, more nuts. Sweet finish. Nice.
AshtonMcCobb (3929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Nose - opaque black with a nice fluffy head.
Taste - massive toffee and nuts.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry but generous finish.
Overall - you have to invest your time here, but you get some back.
foxo82 (802) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at The New Inn, Cropton. Dark, malty and smooth with slight coffee. Decent.
madmitch76 (18148) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
10th July 2014
Clear deep amber beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, unsweet dark toffee streak. Trace of cream. Whisper of citrus. Light finish. Says it’s a bitter but it really isn’t very bitter, it is a little dull.