Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Bread, raisin, liquorice, fruity. Light mango note.
Taste: Medium sourness and bitterness, low sweetness and a slight saltiness and pepperiness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, dry peppery, bitter, fruity finish. Aftertaste is quite salty, a bit too much.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
Beerhunter111 (8700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.
swalesaint (9) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
It is a strong beer and you can taste the strength
You wouldn’t want to drink it all night.
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body white head. Aroma has resiny hops, grainy bready malt, quite mellow fruitiness. Flavour is bit toasted or roasted but just lightly. Also has quite intense and pungent bitterness. Some alcohol feeling, not flavour. Harsh and dry aftertaste. Yeast somes through hard way. Bit unpleasant. This is not bad, more like imperial golden ale than any other. The bitterness is remarkable high.
blokeley (7) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow. What a revelation! A white stout? It only has hints of stout and looks nothing like a traditional stout being golden and extremely lively. Very tasty but a bit too sharp.
Tom303 (93) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep golden colour with nice tight head and gentle carbonation. Smells strong sweet, honey and fruity and a bit winey almost. Taste is malty sweet thick with a long lingering bitterness that creeps up on you and keeps going. Full bodied and rich this is one to be savoured and appreciated. Tremendous
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, clearly visible carbonation. Big and stable white head,
Citric hoppy traces with hoppy taste staying present very long in the mouth.
Good beer but disappointing. I expected a broader band of taste.
Grumbo (655) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle drank during a visit to Durham. Pours a hazy gold colour, with a just off white head. Hoppy, floral aroma with hint of grapefruit, and nice level of bitterness to finish.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Pibar, Lausanne
Hazy blond color with generous head. Mild aroma of malt and English yeast. Blond ale, smooth, with a strange ashy feeling; strong yeasty presence and strong hard bitterness.
Not a good idea.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml @Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy golden color, small white head, some lace. Flowery, fruity-yeasty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Fruity, "flowery" hoppyness, long lingering bitterness. Nice. Ok malt profile. I am pretty sure that beer 200 years ago didn’t taste anything like this.