EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Nose lightly-medium fruity with crystal, pours beautiful ruby-and-caramel with interesting subshades of amber and orange, a brief beige head. Taste lightly sweet but thick and barely bitter, dries out a touch, fruity and crystalline/mineral with some slight syrup (but not medicinal); light tannic character gives some nice support, not all that grainy, but sticky with toffee and caramel. Body’s fuller and seemingly only a few shades above still, hops are very gentle and slightly herbal, very slight touches of wood and hay, even less of toast and earth. Bitterness presently more strongly in the aftertaste.
g_georgiou (411) - CYPRUS - JAN 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Heavy sweet, with a bitter aftertaste. A bit unbalanced.
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blind Tasting at The Only Cafe. Copper body, little to no head. English style for sure with some real present malt flavors. Caramel and toffee. Some earthy hops.
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Such as it is, such as it was.. such as it always would be. This has an okay copper body with no carbonation and a vaguely familiar head. The aroma is too much fusel and not enough everything else. As for the rest of it - caramel, molasses, intense alcohol, all of this is not intelligently put together nor well presented. These are not heroe’s beers, but a mediocre attempt at recapturing the past. If the past was this bad for you, dude, get a ticket out and some decent party time where they won’t arrest your ass for having a beer.
JorgeLee (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Not especially ruby or even ruddy. Quite high carbonation, not much head. Quite a sulphury character to this. Didn’t really get any strong malty character through. Medium balanced bitterness. My second of these Duchy for Waitrose beers, again not that impressed.
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Maruhn. Hazy orange with an off-white hed. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity - banana perhaps? Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 301114
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. I was hoping for an old ale from a statistical perspective,so fuck this being an ESB. Nose is earthy hops and stupid fat recipe malt without finesse.No beer head to speak of, dark brown beer. Drinks. Toffee or caramel malt ,butterscotch malt,earthy boring hops, treacle in a fucken cloying feature.notes of boring fucken beer.
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby/ amber color , medium off-white head. Aroma of malt , fruit and hint of hop. Mild bitterness in taste , some earthy notes , fruits and malt. Nothing fascinating , just normal.
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK, two finger head....kinda bland....not much going on. A little fruit forward with a hint of hops
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Kent Boys. Pale red color with lace. Nose of roses, fresh plums, a bit earthy. Somewhat vineous, fruity flavor. Interesting and a nice drink.