Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Simeon Arms, Ryde, on the IOW Jolly Day 24/08/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white head that retains.
Nose is earthy, toffee, spice, malty, brown bread.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, toffee, faint cocoa, bready.
Medium bodied, fine carbontation, semi drying close with light bitterings.
Ferris (3897) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Grains and twig. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel and twig with a light bitter finish.
Scopey (6716) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Simeon Arms, Ryde during the IoW Jolly. It pours clear amber-brown with a small white head. The nose is toasted grain, earthy, grassy, caramel and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, wood, earth, grass, caramel and orange with a dry, sweetish finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice bitter-sweet balance.
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has hints of honey and caramel. Taste is malty with a hint of hops.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Atypical bitter in that it is apparently made with wheat. Thin, off-white, sticky head, warm and pretty bronze colour, clear. Somewhat strange aroma of iron, bitter honey, tomato, parsley, grass and caramel. Dry mineral-like onset, restrained fruitiness, some caramel malts in the background, vaguely sourish hint, bit metallic, finishing in mild grassy hops but also a bit watery. Unusual for its style.
MichaelAwesome (3920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrison in Cowes shared with McTapps. Crispy and malty start with some nuts in the back. Easily drinkable with malt in the middle and ending. Remiding me of a german dunkel or a malty alt. Bit one sided but brewed with love. Good one.
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at the Morrisons on the Isle of Wight. Pours out in a deep brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of malt and hops with barley. Taste of malt, raisins, berries, mild hops and sherry. Wonderful to drink, enjoyed it a lot.
BeerSkull (1286) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of slightly grainy malt, caramel and grassy hops. Dry and slightly rough aftertaste.
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Christopher Creek (JDW), Bournemouth. Poured deep reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma of deep malt and liquorice. Medium body, flavour is roast malt, lightly sweet and heavily bitter.
wimpyjoe (3766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Eccles Cross, Manchester. Clear mid-brown with a thick creamy head and a strong taste in the palate. Malt-hop character and a fair bitterness.