Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Reminds me more of a barley wine. Aroma of oatmeal, alcohol and caramel. Similar flavours with some roasty malt, apple seed and caramel. Quite bitter and dry with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Tasty!
mile (2730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some floral fruitiness and light grassy hoppyness, faint alcohol. Body is moderate to full and malty and dryish, light floral fruitiness and light bread, light grassy hoppyness and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light bread, some sharp piney - grassy hoppyness, some alcohol. OK well hopped strong ale - too much alcohol in the finish.
tommann (2485) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours light gold with a large head. Aroma is creamy, peppery and a little orange hops. Taste has sone orange. Pepper and hops on the finish.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home form Filrd, cheers!
Pours pale honey blonde with sweet malt aroma with redcurrants. Throws up a fluffy cream head but soon dissipates. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation, sweet custard malt and quite high residual sugar. Fair amount of dry bitterness in finish but the high sweetness is just a bit off-putting.
mr_h (2434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh (25 Mar 12) - solid gold with fast diminishing white head, citrus hop aroma, citrus flavour, spicy with a dry, bitter finish, high carbonation
RexTalionis (2117) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Floral, parfume, dishwasher, perhaps some fruits in aroma. Floral and slightly grassy bitter hops in taste. Somewhat fruity as well in aftertaste. A bit harsh. Gets a bit better as it warms up and more flavors appears.
BeerViking (2074) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Golden with a lacy fine white head and aromas of peachy malt and citrussy hops, becoming simultaneously floral, dry-malty and bitter in the mouth, before a peppery-bitter finish. No, it’s not a "stout" in the Porter sense, but as the brewery’s description says, it certainly is "stout" in the old sense.
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Cam. Golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma, slightly peppery, citrus, little soapy, orange. Taste has spicy peppery hops, light citrus, orange, caramel, slightly earthy, British hops. No real sign of alcohol. Not a stout but good
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på Cardnaltreff sep-13: mye såpeskum her! Gylden strågul. Lite humlearoma, men snev av alkohol. Bitterheten balanserer alkoholsødmen og -styrken, men denne ølen mangler egensmak. Nondescript ville kanskje en engelskmann sagt. "Massive floral and resinous caracter" iflg bryggeriets egenmelding. Tørr ettersmak. Kanskje verdt et nytt forsøk.
Brandman (1992) - 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.