Theydon_Bois (6519) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bruce’s pad, thanks to J-Dawg, 16/01/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering that thins then retains.
Nose is mixed fruit sherbet, light toffee fudge, woody notes, strawberry milkshake a la Nesquick powder.
Taste comprises blackcurrants, berry fruit tang, strawberry smoothie, mashed up fruit blend.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweetish closure.
Decent enough offering, good stuff for the style, well balanced fruit blend.
Scopey (5301) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Josh at Bruce’s pad. It pours cloudy deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is wood, earth, caramel, light fruitiness, candy and parma violets. The taste is tangy fruits, berry, light fruity tartness, caramel and cocoa with a dry, clean finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice tangy fruitiness. Solid.
madmitch76 (13078) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th January 2013
Tasting at the pad of the ever gracious Bruce. Thanks to Josh for this one. Hazy deep amber - brown beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt with light cream. Little cherry led generic fruits. Light and tangy ripe orange. Smooth finish.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines shared at Bruce’s pad. Pours clear dark brown with a faint beige head. Nose is very doughy and honey forward with a nice kick of tarty cherries and sweet raspberry. Taste is more juicy and tarty with cranberries and cherries the focus. Quite sweet and ripe but works well with the balancing tart. A touch sugary. Solid drop
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thank you to Josh. Pours amber-brown with a creamy tan cap. The aroma holds bread, ripe berries, mild leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with blueberries, grapes, sugary bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, light cocoa, cherries, other berries. Pretty tasty stuff.
sic1314 (2422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruit. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, cherry/berry and quite yeasty. Not bad, but not convinced it was meant to be like this.
MrHangover (2076) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear, deep purple beer with a decent amount of off white head on top. Aroma is fruity, light sour and has some green apples or something in there. Flavor is again quite fruity and stringent. Dry finish and a fruity aftertaste. Decent.
worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with a red tint and a white, thin, lacy, lasting tan head. Smells of red fruit, stale malt and vegetable. Soft of rot. Medium frothy oily body. Tastes of berries and sour fruit with a malt and a bit of rot in the fruit.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a clear dark ruby with a round white head. The aroma is yeast and weak fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet weak bitter with a big yeast cherry fruit palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.
Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Black color, small beige head. Smell and taste a bit weird and slightly sourish. Don’t like it. ’Meh’ at best.