Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Barry at Lynn and Barry’s, Merton (cheers you two) Saturday 13th December 2014. Rich toffee dominates, colour in (note it is in subdued light) appears tawny. Fairly traditional, malty with English hops (probably). Par for the course for Elgoods. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
MichaelAwesome (4724) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine one with some straw, hops and moderate bitterness. Sweetish towards the end. Not bad.
McTapps (4728) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle brought back home from England. The beer pours out in a clear light amber colour with airy low head and medium body. Aroma of barley and bitter hops. Taste of bitter hops, barley, nuts, flowers and herbs. Dry-bitter finish. Drinkable and refreshing, yet nothing very special.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My first from this brewery for a long time-bought from Tesco’s in Dudley. Very clear with a small head. Slightly bitter with a medium body. Perhaps a bit too heavily pasteurised-would like to see if there is more flavour in the cask version. Impressive label but does the crowded shelves of today really need another strong bitter?
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask everards Leicester. Dark amber colour slight white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is fruity malty some hops decent bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent. English stong ale.
CraftBeerNick (1011) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Market Porter, 28th February 14. Dark brown, lots of flavour, fairly sweet, tasty, got a little too sweet as it warmed
jjsint (991) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Aroma of dark berries and caramel with a slight vinous note. Tempered sweet taste with a short finish. A well-rounded English ale.
jmgreenuk (5130) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is woody light hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with malty hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A very bitter session ale.
tommann (2900) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits and toast. Taste has dark fruits to start, toast on the finish and berries on the aftertaste.
joe19612 (1957) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a thin white head, aroma is malty, the taste is fruity and a bit sweet with a dry fruity finish.