beerman33190 (87) - - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours un unpleasant murky brown. Looks flat. It’s not. The carbo is actually quite present although subtle. Aroma is all oranges and grapefruit, the wife says cut grass. Taste is rich, thick and sweet up front with tangy grapefruit the star. Bitterness is there as well and lingers well beyond the sweetness although the sugar rests on the lips. Full-bodied beer packed with punchy flavours. Shame it looks like mud but I can forgive that. Very good.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Brown / Marron.
T/S: Malt, raisins, caramel, alcohol, sweet / Malta, uvas pasas, caramelo, alcohol, dulce.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque, caramel colored, with a bit of particulate matter in suspension. Aroma is rich---I get a lot of malt, some of the alcohol, a bit of candied orange. Full body. Medium sweet. Not much aftertaste
sarauckelman (418) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber/caramel brown; thick and full of particular matter; minimal head. Strong aroma of alcohol with hints of banana. Flavor is strong, thick, and a bit syrupy with hints of elderflower. Not as complex as many of theirs.
uckelman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque, caramel colored, with a bit of particulate matter in suspension. Aroma is rich---I get a lot of malt, some of the alcohol, a bit of candied orange. Full body. Medium sweet. tNot much aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s gaff. Many thanks to Colin Bois. Murky orange . ambver coloured pour with a loose sticky off white head. Aroma is light caramel, pollen floral notes, citrus sweet citrus fruit, strawberry. Flavour is composed of sweet caramel, berry citrus, toffee, semi-sweet, orange tangy. Palate is sweet , moderate carbonation. Bit boring.
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at LKS skyline - KENNY’s HAD, from ABM, 27/05/15.
Murky amber with moderate off white spotting.
Nose is sweet fruit fusion, tropical vibes, light perfume, bubblegum, candied fruit.
Taste comprises sticky toffee, light yeast, candyfloss, bubblegum, dark fruit rinds.
Medium + bodied, fine to lightly cloying mouthfeel, sweet and juicy hop stokes in the close.
Decent enough Belgian strong, a touch sweet but not overly so and drinks below the ABV.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours unclear amber-gold with a creamy off-white head. The aroma has some crackery malts, pine needles, ripe citrus. Medium sweet flavor with lots of marmalade, more crackers, bread, bitter pine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of gooey citrus, pale bread, more crackers. Tasty stuff overall.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy dirty amber with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, pear drops, apple, brown bread, tangy stewed orange, peach and earth. The taste is sweet, sticky, stewed orange, candy, umami, pepper, grapefruit rind and some alcohol with a sweetish finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Nice aroma, but taste is a bit flat. So-so.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Grumpy Goat Reading drunk at home. Hazy reddy brown colour lasting beige head. Sweetish malt aroma. It does what it says on the tin an imperial amber ale. Dark red fruity malty aroma. Touch of bovril. Good in mouth smooth then a strawberry grapefruit sweetish malt finish. Pretty good.
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 18.12.2013.
Pours murky amber color with a large lasting head. Sweet fruits on the nose, some ripe ones as well, yeasty notes, some wood, hints of spices and caramel malts. Sugary sweet flavor, ripe fruits, toffee, mild licorice notes and some yeast. Creamy smooth palate, soft carbonation, mild alcohol burn at the end. Quite pleasant and rich, maybe a tad too sweet though.