jamestulloch (478) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Grassy and earthy with toffee and citrus notes.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Toffee, red apple, wood and roasted malt. Bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation.
Overall: A solid, malty Bitter.
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brownish reddish beer with a very strong frothy light brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted and the flavour is very deeply roasted and bitter with a caramel finish. Overall a nice deeply bitter and roasted beer.
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presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cooper-amber with good head and pebbled lace. Aroma has a bit of vanilla, light spice and malt. Flavou mirrors the scent with a raw woody character.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle listed at 4.4%ABV pours amber in color with a small white head which leaves little lacing. Aroma is light caramel with a hint of hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness and a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and decent carbonation provide an adequate mouthfeel. A decent enough beer, but nothing really stands out.
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s pretty much just a good to average beer, albeit one that looks a bit redder than normal!
sweet red fruits and hints of dark caramel. good foamy head.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid English bitter - top banana but a little boring. Fantastic colour too
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madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Hazy amber beer, little off white head. Sweet malt, a little creamy and a little bit of chocolate. Not much else here other than some tired malt.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely dark chestnut with a creamy coloured head which then leaves some lace. Caramel on the nose, and malt in the falvour. Dry finish.
FatPhil (7532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig) - BB2005
Dry and oxidised, but that’s 2005 beer for you. It has certainly aged quite well. A little buttery, again little surprise there. Nutty and nut-papery, a touch of old books. Not really a valid rating, as the brewer specifically told you to not drink it in 2011. But as is survived pretty OK, it’s worth noting that. It’s also worth noting that you should drink it fresh, you silly people!
DuffMan (5205) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Ruby tinged amber, frothy beige cap. Aroma is nicely malty, sow brown sugar, light toast, hints of fruit. Lightly toasted malty flavor, fruit and cocoa nuances just barely there, woody hoppy bitterness in the end. It’s been a while since I’ve had a nice bitter, and this nicely fit the bill.