BlackHaddock (5387) - 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.
thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl can. Hints of dryhopping but not anything good, caramel. Dark amber with no head. Lightly hopped, flowers, sugar. Well carbonated, medium bitter finish. Boring.
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml can. Clear deep golden body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is moderate fruity with malt, pretty straight forward. Flavor is as expected from aroma mild malt and some fruitiness, moderate bitterness. A rather uninspired bitter, drinkable but frankly not far away from a lager in flavor.
agent_persik (616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops, some chocolate, nuts and fruity notes. Taste is similar, quite dry with mildly bitter finish. Light body and average carbonation. Drinkable
ReV2 (168) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly ordinary British bitter living on its past glory. The label proclaims ’Gold winner cask conditioned ale 2004’ For one - it’s not cask conditioned if it’s in a bottle, two - it’s not even bottle conditioned & three - I’d like to bet that the ’original’ Original didn’t contain wheat.
djoeye (2878) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5L can bought in supermarket, Middelfart DK.
Vanilla-cacao-white high foam. Mangoish aroma.
Deep orange colour. Deep tast of malts, some bitterness, chocolate, syrup-coffee.
Aftertaste from bread, syrup, malts, hops. Aleright bitter, and bitterness is gentle for its style.
DK, Vejlby Fed, 3july2013.
neverleaveopen (213) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, light Brown with a Fine Head. Subtle malt aroma. Very pleasant, well-balanced Taste. Very nice, bitter Finish.
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
5.2% (same as the cask) amber colour with a nice head, caramel malt aroma, hop and caramel taste.
kragelund (107) - , DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Can 50cl) Pours lambert with an off white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Bready malty flavour balanced by hood and a nice bitterness in the end. Well balanced and highly drinkable bitter.
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L can. Little whiskey aroma and remainds mead. Musty taste to be highlighted more than others. Could be tasteful. Finish is best of this beer. Bitter is good enough and quite ok.