Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear, amber-gold pour with a foamy, white head. Bready malt and caramel aroma. Moderately sweet with toasted bread, brown sugar, caramel and berries. Light-medium in body with fine carbonation. Some earth, herb and light citric hops linger in the finish, with more mild, bready hops. Quite good.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark orange / amber colour, off-white head. Aroam is dishcloth, malty, sour. Flavour is malty, fruity, bit of caramel.
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottles from The Scottish Real Ale Shop, Beers of Europe and a present. Oaty, malty tropical fruit aroma Hazy amber brown colour with big foamy head. Dry mixed fruit flavour with bitter aftertaste. A good bitter from Fyne Ales. Most recent rating (for which this applies) is lower. Either my palate has changed or the beer is not as good as it used to be.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Amber, bubbly head, some bronze highlights. Earthy aroma with light caramels and a slight curranty hop. Sweet character is almost toffeeish, with subtle earthiness and a touch acidity in the finish for balance. Great stuff.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Kay’s Bar. Orange-amber with thick stable sparkler head. Spicy dry malt profile. Soft palate. The sparkler is really killing the flavors here. The malts taste plain, but have a nice spicy, earthy, and dry character.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Some juicy malt mixes through the staunchly bitter palate, giving this beer a good balance.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thick off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt as well as lighter notes of caramel. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as light notes of metal, leading to a dry, bitter, and metallic finish. Boring.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty clear orange colour, with steady head. Aroma is typical British, sweet caramel malt. The body seems to be medium, with a flavour that is so reminiscent in British Ales - sweet caramel, with a somewhat fruity feature, that suggest a full-ish character. Here is tea from the hops as well. Low bitterness. All in all a middle of the road bitter, a style I don’t really fancy.
sw (63) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-Beautiful caramel malt with great balance of citrus hops, roastiness and toffee caramalised orange.
Appearance-Nice bright amber/dark golden with very thin white head
Flavour-Crisp, dry plenty of malt and very clean. Marmelaide jam.
Mouthfeel-Slight astringent from roastiness, and a bit cloying from sweetness caramel. Low-Med carbonation.
Overall-A very well balanced beer. Not too sure about "dark strong ale" at only 4.8%?