RichTheVillan (4698) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with off white head, malty aroma with sweet caramel and roasted malts coming through in the taste.
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. This was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a beer with more ommph.
tampierre (1040) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,fruit,spices and floral aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter finish ; Heavier body ; Pleasant ESA.
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Noticeably strong and sweet like ales of this type in both aroma and taste. Copper golden with a bubbly head.
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CasK! .. . last beer of the evening, tomorrow we hit Giants Causeway!! .. . . This pint was poured at the Bridge House (yes, i walked back after the Saloon) .. Comes out a deep ruby .. . great foam .. . bitter toffee .. . light mouth .. . not sure where they get reserve from?
.. . . that’s good yacky!
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 09/03/13.
Very lightly hazed chestnut brown with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is dark malts, GK yeast, brown sugars, toffee, disappointingly thin for a 6.5% beer!
Taste comprises dark fruit, sugars, raisens, toffee, touch of spice but ultimately it just tastes like a stronger version of most other GK beers - you just can’t escape that yeast strain!
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Drinkable but largely forgettable for a 6.5% beer - lacks depth and complexity.
zenkis (681) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with yellow-white mid top. Aroma - malty, bready, sweet fruity, but mostly pine. Flavor pleasantly yeasty, matured. Taste - sweetish with huge load of hops bite. A bit watery, dry, bitter finish. Style could be bitter to this one. But I enjoy it anyway. It was just what I seek to - conditioned ale flavor, old ale with kind of strong maturation presence. Will repeat this one, no doubt.
daniele (6660) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrata schiuma media discreta persistenza toffe fruttsto mela corpo medio amaro contenuto discreta beva
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In Archibald Simpson. Copper coloured with a generous white head. Aroma of caramel malt with some nuttiness. Medium to full body.
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Intense copper color with small white head that disappears quite fast.
Aroma.. Fruity, malty
Taste.. Sweet malts that afterwards turns into quite bitter hops. Alcohol is well noticable, thou it isnt bothering me at all.
Finish is quite bitter and dry.