mnoud (231) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013.05.31 - Greene King Olde Suffolk - bottle in pint glass. No vintage indicated on bottle.
Aroma: a toffee-ish or caramel aroma and some dark fruits.
Appearance: Pours around 24 on SRM scale. Deep caramel tan with a bit if redness or mahogany. Head was off white or light tan and pretty active and about 2 fingers until it dissipated to light foamy cap and ring, some lacing.
Taste: If you’ve had Old Craft Hen it’s quite similar which I guess is down to both being blends using Old 5X. Both are yummy. I think I’d be interested in trying Old 5X on its own. I think I’d give the nod to Old Crafty Hen if only for price and availability but both are quite good.
Palate/Mouthfeel: pretty light, a bit watery. Not a lot of carbonation once the head dies down.
Overall: repeat purchase worthy for sure but Old Crafty Hen may be easier to find and cheaper and is pretty similar.
Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20
NordicV (910) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mörkbrun möl med lätt smutsvitt skum. Smörkola, mörkt socker och torkad frukt i doften. Samma i smaken, men i mindre omfattning. Torr avslutning.
grimreaperguru (216) - santee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a light tan head. The aroma was of earthy bread with a skunky tone to it. The flavor was of spicy burnt toffee. The body was medium with a bitter and skunky aftertaste. Overall it was okay.
morri (134) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny tan head. Clear reddish brown body. Aroma of malt and burned wood. Quite sweet and appealing. The alcohol taste is barely present.
DavidWoodruff (380) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Sweet smelling with dark fruit and malt vinegar.
Appearance; Dark brownish red with a thin light brown head.
Flavor: Oak, dark dried fruit, marzipan and a bit of molasses.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a long medium sweet, woody finish.
Overall: Please Sir may I have another?
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Anderson. It pours deep ruby-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, dried fruit, fruit cake, brown sugar, candied peel and some spice. The taste is wood, toffee, earth, leather, light spice, sherry, faint sourness, fruit cake, plum and a touch of alcohol warmth with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and fairly low carbonation. Good depth of flavour and well-balanced. Impressed to see that GK can actually make something of this calibre. Bravo.
Lilja (1206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av mycket karamell, malt, humle, knäck, sirap, plommon, fattoner av ek, lite smörig och toner av vanilj, äpple och madeira.
OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige. Colour: clear, ruby dark. Aroma: hops, fruit. Taste: some bitter. Palate: smooth, light bitter finish. Overall: nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle from Yamaya. After the last few bottles I had from these guys, I wasn’t expecting much. The aroma was pretty grassy so I was happily surprised when the flavor was much more complex. It pours a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is mostly grassy with a bit of malt sweetness. The flavor is malty sweet, bready, kind of like fruitcake. I do pick up on oak, toffee & caramel. The best of my Yamaya set, nothing amazing but surprisingly decent. The aroma wasn’t so good but the taste was nice...
Patrickctenchi (2487) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost transparent red-brown with a short, thick, dark tan head.
Aroma is apple...berry.
Taste is sweet and fruity, with an oaky backdrop...some vanilla...