Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from an old notebook. 275ml bottle. Delightful deep chestnut colour, no head, very low carbonation. Unmistakeable Harveys aroma, berry fruit, caramel. A distinctive sweet bitter, little in the way of hopping. Bitters don’t usually work in bottles, especially when they are pasteurised but as with the Armada these are among the very best examples. I really enjoyed this and look forward to drinking this on cask.
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours clear amber, nose is quite sweet toffee, taste is floral, bitter, toffee.
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber, light ringed head. Soft apple, sweetness in the nose and initial taste. Neat carbonation throughout. Fleshy apple vibe throughout, finishes brassy.
Bottle, Ash’s Office Tasting, Harveys Online
BenH (2763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, tangy apple. Taste of caramel, apple, some biscuit. Little sweet and bitter.
AshtonMcCobb (3290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Harvey’s Online.
Nose - toffee and green apple. Then more and more green apple.
Taste - more toffee and apple.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - maybe the green apple note is a flaw in the beer but it’s actually quite pleasant.
allmyvinyl (4886) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of apples and toffee. Taste is light sweet, more apples light herbal bitter. Sweet finish.
daniele (6003) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Picked up at Harvey’s. It pours clear amber with a tiny white head. The nose is malt-driven, toasty, brown bread, biscuit, earth, damp basement and leaf. The taste is smooth, toasty grain, bitter, biscuit, brown bread, cereal, earthy, leaf and light spice with a pretty bitter finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Earthy bitter. Pretty decent considering its pasteurised. Interesting.
imdownthepub (10875) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 275ml with thanks from Bill, cheers. Gold to amber with slight head. Slightly thinnish beer with a tinny, metallic edge on a grainy malt. There is a softening caramel note, a little boiled then a leafy dry hop element. Ok.
joe19612 (1985) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a amber brown colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and malt in the aroma, the taste is bitter at first then has a long dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (10644) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home (Harveys online) - 22/09/12.
Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a very thin off-white head that moves quickly towards the edge of the glass and soon vanishes without trace.
Nose comprises caramel malt, biscuit, orange, citrus fruit.
Tastes follow, a little hops and grain.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a bitter finish.
Drinkable and average.