snzcujo (282) - - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Dram shop, Sheffield, on 13/11/2012.
Pours of slightly hazy golden color with a proper head.
Aroma is big, having lots of caramel and lollipops.
Taste is quite sweet upfront, lollipops&caramel again and unpleasantly tart in the end.
The beer was quite warm and thus had a strong alcohol tone.
Aftertaste is unfortunately awful, a bit sweet upfront, then tart with no bitterness.
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sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very pale, full bodied beer (using the famous Maris Otter malt and Columbus hops), which comes out very lively, rich and foamy and with a wonderful head. The smell is a sweet perfume, fruity hops with lightness. The taste is of hoppy floral bitterness, with only the lightest sweetness. It has a good body, is very easy drinking and hides its true strength. Great stuff.
berkshirejohn (4531) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from the shop at the Hogs Back Brewery. A bright pale amber with a thin cream head; perfumed floral aroma with a trace of tropical fruit; full and lively in the mouth with mango and pineapple fruit and an immediate dryness; before a slowly building warm and biscuity finish. Impressive, and very different from most malt-led English Strong Ales.
danlo (1166) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Clear golden colour, big frothy white foam head and fruity aroma with mango notes. Taste is malty, bready, dried fruits, earthy, spice, hop resins and lingering bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, earthy peppery hop bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New English county, Durham (41/46):
Appearance: Golden, bubbly and slightly hazy. Lots of nice, creamy white head.
Aroma: Fruit, slight fruit and hops.
Taste: Good amount of hops, some fruit and slight alcohol. Pretty good. Bitter and slightly harsh aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 18/7-2014, BB: 31/7-2016
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fresh, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, fresh, though some bitterness from coffee taste.
Historical moment: finished first book with written ratings, present that day: Mathieu, Lisa, Chris, Christian aka Quinten and Leen!
daniele (5387) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
oro leggermente ambrata buona dchiuma prrsistente naso resinoso luppolato live frutta buona secchezza buon amaro adciutta secca alcool piuttosto nascosto
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, clear golden pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity, some yeast and peppery. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy, fruity and like a tripel. Strange brew, nothing resembling a stout.
tinylightsrecs (189) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour, foamy off white head. Strong flavours, fruits, malt. Deceptively drinkable for something so rich in flavour and alcohol
Philym (999) - 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 (7421) - 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.