theprof (73) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee malts in the aroma. Mahogany body thin top. A nice full taste of hop fruit and caramel malt. Sweet to taste and with a good balance. A good accompaniment to watching Man City stick 4 past a Newcastle side that looked as weak at the back as ever.
Don2711 (250) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Nice one. Mahogany appearance. Caramel grassy toffee flavours. Good strength and mild bite on the palate. Very moreish and will try again. Nice spicy hint to this one. Seconds pint better. Third pint even better.
Towey1989 (726) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of toffee, some marzipan, berries, some fruit cake and spicy plum. Taste is fruity of toffee apple, pear, berries, raisin, subtle fruit cake and spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A spicy fruit finish. A decent malty bitter with nice spicy fruit flavours and a good body. Ok.
Rob_D_UK (1272) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mid brown with an off white head. Smells of the bakery and then toffee. Lovely rounded bitter taste.
ianwelby (770) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber pint with a thick foamy head. Light malty smell. Flavour is a fairly standard bitter. Earthy malt, a bit of light fruit. There’s a citric bitter touch to it as well which livens it up a bit, especially the aftertaste.
Douberd (3294) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Grainstore Ten Fifty) Bottle 500ml from vipinvelp, many thanks Werner! Served into an english pint glass, ABV 5%
Amber coloured beer, clear body, small off-white head with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, english hops, biscuit. Classic.
Taste also of toffee, also red fruits in there, some biscuit and cookie dough, light marmalade, then a nice bitterness, long lasting and being present on the aftertaste too.
Medium body with good carbonation.
serialver (25) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, grass, floral, resin mahogany colour candy smell and pretty sweet. Tastes stronger than a 5% though
vipinvelp (2897) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany clear color, off-white foam head. Light roasty aroma, some grass there. Light bitter taste, light roast, light earth. Decent bitter. (Velp 201502)
Theydon_Bois (12873) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split in the hotel room in Tacoma, with Ferris, 07/11/14 thanks to James F for acquiring this bottle for us.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is peppered with diacetyl, candied fruit, vanilla.
Taste comprises floral notes, lavendar, caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light hops and a prefume trace.
Pretty Meh !
AdiBeer (2189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear amber, small, beiges, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense malty sweets continue, bread, caramel, grain, medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: very drinkable ESB, well balanced. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.