CraftBeerNick (714) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from waitrose, 16th September 2011. Smells like a normal bitter, taste is fine, nothing special, slight lingering sweet taste. Would not rush back for another bottle
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite enjoying this one at the moment, though mind you it isn’t the most amazing brew in any particular aspect. A nice touch of bitterness. 500ml bottle in Toronto On second thought, I can actually detect the oak - tastes like a touch of whiskey almost
imdownthepub (9496) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml from Waitrose, Harrogate, N.Yorks. Copper with reddish hint and cream head. Fruity, prunish, plums with a lingering alcohol note, some wet cardboard, then the roasted malt makes a showing. Borderline stuff.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very floral aroma with notes of coriander, caramel, butterscotch and toffee. Clear deep golden coloured body is topped by a low but lasting white head that leaves some lace on the sides of the glass. Flavour offers everything the aroma suggests with some biscuity notes but floral sweetness comes across a bit too strong. Medium body with fair to moderate carbonation that doesn’t really enliven the flavours. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS in Jul-2011.
Atheist_Peace (873) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper pour with an off white head that leaves little lace. Stewed prunes is all I can pick out of the very bland nose. Sort of sweet and fruity on the palate. Light easy going palate with no real bitterness.
thelynchfella (25) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 500ml bottle. Poured rudy red in colour. Smell of sweet biscuit malts, light hoppiness in aroma too. Sweet malt, citrus hop and fruity taste. Very drinkable, nice beer.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3837-20110723] 500mL bottle. Rose petal grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy watery malt flavour. Medium body. Fair. (5/3+/6/3/13) 3.0
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I tried this beer on July 23, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent red colour, not quite ruby, with a thin white cap. The aroma was skunk, some nuttiness, and metallic tones. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is gross. Some sweetness up front, and a lot of graininess and acidity in back.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-07-23. Crisp golden amber, small foamy off-white head. 3+ Dry malty aroma, toasty notes, English malt character. Flavour is similary, lightly tangy English malt character. Light bitterness throughout. Biscuity malt lingers. Average plus bodied palate. Enjoyable, fairly typical average English bitter. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to Alex for this... Clear light copper, light tan head... Smells like bo and vomit, yum! Light toffee, really bad... The taste isn’t as bad, light bo with toffee,, not terrible but a couple ounces is enough