hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… Cloudy burnt-orange ale with no head. The aroma is of caramel and nuts. Medium-bodied and watery with expired carbonation. Not much at all going on with the flavor – thin with a watery finish. Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan! Can’t win them all.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this beer thanks to Cheeseman. Something was off, but I’m rating it just to get the tick. That’s a bummer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy ChzMan. Brown. Off white carbonation. Toasty, vinous, and cocoa powder malt with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium/light body, smooth.
Fin (8700) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Gravity) at Charlbury Beer festival 04-07-09 Pours hazy dark amber, another beer that whilst tasted fine, condition wise was a little too hazy. Some dusty hops show. Its fruity feels quite thick in the mouth, drinks well but never excites. A6 A2 F6 P3 Ov13 3.0
SaintMatty (6137) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (South Western Arms, Southampton) - Brown/copper coloured. Malty and lightly fruity aroma. Lightly sweet and hoppy taste with a well balanced hoppy, malty and fruity finish which features a hint of caramel and chocolate.
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep browm beer, the colour of laquered wood, few bubbles with a little swirly head. Rich caramel and dark fruit aromas. Sweet like black cherries with a chocolate finish. Slick and oily on the tongue. Tasty but not overly special.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at SIBA BF, Paddock Wood. Hazy russet, thin beige head. It’s a slightly malty, red berry best bitter, some mild choc. It’s ok, nothing exceptional.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on handpump at the Retreat, Reading] Pours a very attractive deep bronze-brown, with amber highlights - like a naturally dark-haired female pop star’s new hairdo. No head and no carbonation. Smells beguilling - hints of smoke and blackcurrant. Taste not quite as strong as aroma suggested - just a hint of smoke, some stewed fruits, a bit of leather, some red wine and some treacle, with just the right amount of bitterness to prevent it feeling sticky. Reminded me of a cross between a mild (maybe Pint-Sized Mild) and an old ale (perhaps Stonehenge Old Smokey), but without quite the depth or finish of either. Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable brew that I could happily drink again. Recommended. c8
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Tashi.
Lovely red brown colour with a bubbly off white head. Peachy fruity aroma with some pineapple and sweet malt in the background. Dry and dusty flavour with some alka seltzer like tangy character. Earthy malt is a little too earthy if you get me. Dry finish with a hint of bitterness. nothing special.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brighton Beer Fest. A dark beer with some roast and hop bitterness, and a lot of garden mud character. Vague wet wood and old socks. Quite pleasant, but also potentially unpleasant. Initially sweet tasting, but mouthfeel is quite dry.