RichTheVillan (6259) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from at Cotteridge Wines; clear chestnut brown pour with a frothy tan head aroma has a hint of smoke and light pine, taste has caramel, dark fruits, autumn path, some earthiness.
Towey1989 (1648) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A murky deep amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, red berries, pine, strawberry jam and floral hops. Taste of red berries, strawberry, caramel, a hint of chocolate, resin, grapefruit and floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry but fruity finish with some resinous bitterness at the end. Tasted like a Dime bar at first and then a splash of strawberry and berry jam, also citrus and resinous bitterness running through it. A well made amber ale, enjoyed it.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From my backlogg:
Draught at Cock Tavern, London 2014. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell bready aroma. Hoppy grassy bready floral and some herbal flavour.
Mortlach (1868) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Deep amber color with a medium and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some roasted notes, grass, dirty socks, bad! Flavour is sweet and malty, caramel, light bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Forget it!
jjsint (2171) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2015. Amber/copper, a bit cloudy. Light aroma with toast, red berry and a hint of pine. The taste though. Wow. Intensely resinous, a sweet spicy hop bomb augmented by the sweet spiciness of the rye. Long, oily, piney finish. Lovely.
Martinus (4364) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, straw, light herbs. Sweet flavour, caramel. Very fizzy. Sweet finish, paper.
(from draught @ The Cock Tavern, visited during RBESG 2014, London)
Nocturne (1731) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Jack in the Box, Altrincham. Hazy orange/light red shade. Nice fluffy head, some lacing too. Decent hop character. Pithy, sherbet, zingy fruits. Bit soapy at times. Caramel malty backbone. Slight sweetness lurking amongst the bitterness. Decent amber.
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - beer merchants.com
Hoppy piney citrus, nice aroma and taste.
liked the edge of rye.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Londis, Penny Lane, Liverpool. Reddish amber pour, with a meek tan head. Some earthy hop and fruit in the beak. Good fruity hops coupled up with some sweet malts and fruits flavour wise, followed by a solid bitter linger in the finish. Some promise here.
richardmackney (3) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish brown with a small head. Malty rye as to be expected but quite boozy. Very bitter with a lingering bitterness in the mouth.