Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Foamy beige head , above orange; lots of dry bitterness ,caramel richness , easy stuff.
larsniclas (5528) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Kris Wines
Deep amber with a small head.
Sweet, creamy with notes of red berries and hazelnuts.
Pretty high and harsh bitterness.
Sweet fruits and berries in the flavour.
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The colour of rye bread, the smell of citrus and the taste of hops in an understated manner. Better than I expected...
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and light floral hop aroma. Dry caramel and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation
Beersiveknown (2740) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours mid-amber with fluffy cream head. Dull berries and gingercake on nose. In the mouth the flavours not all that clear, the malt is muddy and the final bitterness is a bit dominant. May have an outof date bottle (no BBE)
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, ABV 5.5%, from Westholme Stores, Goring. Poured dark amber with a ring of white head; caramel malt aroma with a touch of fruit; malty body, not too sweet, with some good hops making their presence felt immediately, and leaving a tingling finish. Good stuff.
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. 6.1%. From beersofeurope.co.uk.
Clear amber copper colour with small off-white head.
Mild darkish and sweetish hoppy aroma with mild bitterness and some maltiness. Flavour of harsh but subtle hops, mild bitterness with malty body.
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a lot of sediment floating around. Head is small and off-white. Aroma is malty with some pine and some grains. Taste has lots of grains with some citrus and grapefruit. Aftertaste is mostly citrus and some caramel. Overall, it’s ok, but nothing special.
Bricks (581) - Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very good. Sorta like a 60 minute, but more earthy. Definitely a decent APA.
SilkTork (5163) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. There’s a little more malt character than normal in an APA, which pleases me. Toffee and caramel notes add to my pleasure. Carbonation is just a little too crisp for my taste. I reduced the carbonation by pouring from one glass to another, and got quite a creamy head, suggestive of live yeast, though there is no sediment. The beer actually tastes too clean for live yeast, though it could just be the sort of yeast used. Once the carbonation was reduced, the flavours were more pronounced, but the beer had lost some life, so suggesting that it had been artificially carbonated. The hops are firm - just a little too upfront for my taste, giving too much bitterness to the beer. The beer started out reasonably promising, but soon started to disappoint.