mt_hall (40) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a medium sized, short lived, light brown head. Lots of malt and molasses aromas. Flavours are light, with sweet, malty molasses and syrup, balanced with some floral hops. Low alcohol content gives a light, thin palate, but still very enjoyable.
worldbeertaste (1121) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dari brown with a dark brow head. Almost black. Smells of daro berries, malt, caramel, and a smooth nuttyness that combined with the brow sugar smells very desserty. Medium oily body. Strong sweetness with a berry nut on the finish. Prunes, licorish. Nice sugary dessert beer.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Scopey’s CBC Tune-Up. Massive thanks to Duff for sourcing this mega-Whale for the tasting. There was an audible gasp emitted when he pulled this from his bag. The appearance is deep brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is light sweet strawberry malts and rotting fruit, some hints of nuts. The taste is light roasted nuts and floral rainwater. There’s some chewy caramel, too. The body’s very light and watery. It’s a soft and generally muted beer. Overall, it’s a fine beer, uncomplicated and a bit boring. Perhaps the massive expectations hurt our chances of a truly objective rate!
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, big thanks to the legendary Duff for pulling these Harveys out of the bag.... It pours clear deep brown, with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is leaf, toast and soap. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, nut, toast, brown sugar, leaf and soap, with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Easy drinking for sure, just a little unexciting.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the CBC Tune-Up, London. Huge thanks to Duff for pulling this one out. Pours a clear, red-brown with a creamy, light beige head. Doughy-toasty malt nose. Medium sweet flavor, some sugary bread, caramel, light toasty leaves, maybe some ripe fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more sweet bread, mild caramel. Pretty basic but easygoing. Thanks again Duff for going out of your way to bring us this beer. It was served at optimal temperature, too. Thanks, Duff.
EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with thin white head. Nose is sweet malty. Lots of caramel. Very sugary aromas almost sherberty. Flavour is very much a mild. No particular flavours bursting through and quite flat on the first sip, but there is a really nice caramel finish that settles on the tongue. not bad as a mild, but nothing of the nuttiness promised in the name.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 27,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel and nuts in the nose. Light body, somewhat artificial malt sweetness, somewhat metallic. Discreet yet existing bitterness. 050211
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
27.5 cL bottle. Pours dark and golden brown with a deep orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is roasted malty. Sweet caramelish to slight sugarish. Mild bitter and roasted caramelish. Sweet finish.
joergen (17349) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in a train, thanks yespr.
Clear orange brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel and rye bread with notes of hops.
Sweet flavour of carmel, cane sugar and hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer for a mild - great malty character with hints of caramel, nice palate, well balanced.