CanCrusher (665) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, amber-red colour with small, creamy, light brown, long lasting head. Fruity aroma of blueberries, plums, raspberries, also biscuits and caramel. Taste is medium bitter with jam note as well as some woody flavor. Finish is medium bitter with a touch of alcohol, that warms up a little. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. It’s good, but not as good as previous from Past Masters series...
Lambister (219) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Oak Barrel, Helsinki Airport. Little hazy dark brown color, white head. Nose has sweet malts, wood chips and cognac notes. Taste has sweet malts, barrel and cognac notes with slight alcohol touch..
HerrBierkoenig (334) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 31. DEC 16 Pours hazy red to brown liquid with plenty of tiny particles, small to medium white creamy head, fell down almost immediately, Aroma: malty, caramel, nuts, light candied fruits and raisin, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, dry, caramel, light fruity, raisins, at the beginning metallic off taste, than after warming up, bit better. Lacks more complexes tastes and character, Palate: medium body, sick texture, average carbonation, medium long caramel - malty aftertaste. Overall: acceptable, but could be better, only some caramel, malty body, hints of fruits and raisin, Fullers can made a better strong ale...
k0mpsa (1325) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at oak barrel, helsinki airport. Little hazy dark brown color, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, wood, cognac notes. Taste is sweet malty, suryp, barrel, cognac notes, hint of alcohol.
hawanna (2266) - GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle
red-brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, caramel, dried fruits, cereal, floral, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Fukito (762) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear ruby with a medium white heas that diminishes to a rim. Aroma is burnt caramel toffee and ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet with caramel notes and a bittersweet finish. Medium to heavy palate, warmung. Nice to read a book!
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.3%. Weak fruity aroma. Seemingly clear chestnut colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is sweet and fruity with a slightly spicy finish. The aftertaste is quite bitter and the finish is a little watery for the ABV.
Osprey87 (1961) - WALES - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold bottle at the White Horse, Richmond. Dark orange / red, small white head. Aroma is light toffee. Body is medium, low carbonation, not foamy. Taste is liquorice, molasses, treacle. Decent enough.
gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; dark amber almost a copper color pour with a thin off white head; aroma is malt with fruit and caramel; taste is sweet with malt, fruit, and caramel; very light bitter semi-dry hop finish; nice beer
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared with the wife on 30th Aug 2014, drank in The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. Really enjoyed this semi-sweet malty brew and re-living 1966 again (was too young to drink then though). Lovely colour and texture, deep, dark amber, off-white crown and a smooth feel throughout the drink. Malty molasses vie with a mixed bag of dark fruits in both the nose and taste, the alcohol well hidden within the flavours. A very good beer and one i would gladly have again and again.