maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Bottled 12/10/13. A dark brown to russet coloured beer with a whitish head. Hoppy with sweet ashy bready notes. An odd beer in many ways. There are candy sugar notes. High bitterness as well. It’s nice but a bit eccentric. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.3 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.5
culchiem (2036) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber with a large tan head, ok lacing. Aroma is a little metallic. Flavour is bitter marmalade on a long extremely dry bitter base.
HampshirePhil (75) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - dark red amber colour, tiny white froth. Carbonationnand pressurisation in the bottle was quite off in this particular bottle and the jet of beer that shot out of the bottle is evidence of that. Deep rich flavours, bitter taste and dry palate.
CJGrip (17) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red beer. Great strong taste straight away, liquorice, hops and a kick to it too.
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Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Rasmus’s. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, light spice, pepper, little fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 260913
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle: BBD 08 2015, poured into a Duvel glass during 10 2013.
Looked fine, nice red hue with a full white crown on top.
Floral and fruity nose, but difficult to tell if it was hop or malty notes I was picking up, most likely a mix of the two. It became more malty as it warmed in the glass, with some sweeter, caramel type esters arriving.
The taste was maltier from the start with dark berries and an earthy, woody hint within the mix: different and no unpleasant. The alcohol just about hidden by the flavours, would have liked a bit more body depth, but is based on an IPA style, so you shouldn’t expect a heavy, creamy bodied beer.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s Purley Way. It pours clear deep amber with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, earth, brown bread, toast, caramel and spice. The taste is wood, earth, caramel, decent bitterness, some astringency, touch of acidity, resin, light alcohol and spice with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Perhaps a bit more malt-forward than I like my IPAs, but pretty decent nonetheless.
Philym (337) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with cm thick ivory head which was quick to disappear.
Aroma: Lemon, orange marmalade, pepper, floral, toast, smoky, slightly vinous and a touch of chocolate.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness, and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick rough texture and medium body, average carbonation and lingering bitter astringent marmalade, toast, pepper, lemony and smoky finish.
Comments: Very tasty, no lacing. 6.2% ABV.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (6.2%) from Sainsburys, Grimsby. Faintly hazy red-brown, thin shortlived off white head and gentle condition. Muted but persistent fruity hoppiness with some faint bretty hopsack notes and a touch of berries, solidly hoppy in the mouth initialy, exploding with a restrained dry bitterness and leaving a fallout of berries and brett, finish is hoppy and dry with an earthiness and hints of hopsack lingering.
Garrold (347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbugles. Almost clear, reddy amber. Thin, white head. Aroma of black cherry, some pine, plenty of maltiness. Taste is more of the same. Oily aftertaste. Gluggable.