StoutHead (715) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is like the aroma but also has hops. Bitter and slightly fruity aftertaste. Pretty average for a bitter.
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains. Mild Caramel aroma. Poured into an English pint. Rich dark honey colour with a dense, creamy off white head. Medium sweet fruit and nut toffee flavour. Full bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Not quite dull, but definitely a Steady Eddie of the beer world.
Holmen1 (2767) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boks fra Kvickly på Nørrebro: farge og skum som seg hør og bør for en esb. Lett blomsterpreget aroma og smak som gjør den lett over drøvelen. Fin pøseøl, mye bedre enn sip (standard industripøs).
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0,5L can. Pours nice clear amber with big white head. The head stays..Aroma is metallic and caramel. Taste follows the nose and adds some bitterness. Finish is decent bitter, but also very metallic. Overall: not really good, not good at all.
Niller (741) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Brugsen, Hammel. Clear amber colour with a good off-white head. Sweet malty taste. Hops and some fruit notes. A Little watery. Light bitter finish.
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml can. Deep golden with off white head. Aroma is one-dimensional but decent; malty with fruit and grass notes. Taste is similar, malt, mild fruit, metal and grass hops. Simple but not unpleasant.
Desverger (2380) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Super Brugsen, CPH - amber pour, small head that dissipates pretty quickly. Toasty malty, some caramel, toffee,syrup, bitter finish. Ok.
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned 0,50L. Everards Original Pale Ale. Dark reddish color, limpid aspect withoun bubbly and a creamy head of discreet duration. A little metallic aroma with a light rumors of malty and roast cereals, cortex and cask. Medium alcoholic mouth, not much prickly taste, bitterish and malty final.
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber color with a good off-white head. A little thin but good pleasant easy-drinking beer. Fine tuned bitterness.
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.2% ABV Bottle: BBD 28 Sep 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve some 6 days after that date.
Looks lovely, a true amber hue to it’s body: the crown a full, deep blanket of off-white foam.
Malty and fruity nose, those aromas carry on into the taste nicely.
Semi-sweet and full of malty molasses that sweep the hop content under the surface throughout the pint, toffee, caramel and biscuity notes fill your senses and I actually enjoyed it more than the cask version, which is very unusual for me.