Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark bitter (I’m not sure I would call it an old ale), it’s a well-balanced beer but in the sense that it is both malty and hoppy, so quite a flavoursome mouthful. Like most beers in its locale, it was served with a tight creamy head. Nice, but perhaps a little too brutal for me.
The pub in which I tried all the Gower beers (The King’s Head, Llangennith) was clearly top-notch for its cellarmanship and whilst it could not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, its skill in this direction certainly did the beers no harm at all.
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ 29th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2012, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, caramel, light earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.