pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear, amber, lacy white head; sweet fruity (some raisins detectable) nose, shy hops underneath; moderate bitter sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft; raisins again in the bitter-sweet finish. Unspectacular, but quite O.K.......
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Murky toffee colour. Beige head.Very low carbonation. Smooth. Caramel. Sweet and fruity. Yeasty. Rather earthy. Medium bitterness.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle at Home 14/04/2010
Carbonation. Large white head. Golden coloured hoppy and bitter with a little dryness in a lasting malt finish.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Light ruby to amber colour with a flat beige head. Looks solid enough with hop and malt aromas with an underlying sweetness. Strong taste, almost whisky like, and you can tatse the alcohol.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Old bottle, not sure of the age. Hazy amber. Fairly malty with some sweetness. Touch of dry hop presence on the finish. Has held up reasonably well but not especially interesting. More like a fruity premium bitter than a strong ale.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.
Clean amber with a thin off white head. Slightly floral. Sickly malt. Sweet and chewy and generally not good.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: November 21, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light fruityness, balancing earthyness, light British butter
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruity character, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, amberesque body with a frothy, cheerfully bubbly, ivory-colored head.
Smell: Initial notes of swiftly toasted, sparsely buttered biscuits with a hint of sweet, crisp toffee following close behind. Lastly, the spicy-scented hops and a tinge of fruit reach my aged nostrils.
Taste: Toasty biscuit malt tones with lightly sweet touches of toffee and brown sugar. Slight estery fruitiness. Little muttering of buttery diacetyl. Seemingly and assumed English hops with a light spiciness and harmonizing bitterness. Ripon Jewel Ale becomes a tad minerally on the sweetish, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A very graceful, well-balanced, tasty beverage. I dug it, maybe you will, too.
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Old bottle, L195. Murky brown pour. Smell is a little yeasty and sweet. Yes, old beer flavors. No detectable carbonation. Weird beer personality, with hints of barley wine. Good description on the label. Full, yes, Body? I dunnoh. No sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Seems like a mild stronger ale if thats possible. A tiny bit of gaggy in there. Finish.......too old to rate, I’ll have to try this again soon. Ratherm crude linger.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear light to medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, oxidide. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.