hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - MAR 15, 2008
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark red. Sweet mandarin aroma, quite appealing, that later developed some maltiness. Oily taste, rather thin, and consisting mainly of slightly surgical alcohol. A hint of coffee and some late bitterness. Despite the rather cute aroma, the overall effect is not to my taste.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2005. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Strong malt in the sweetly intense fruit aroma. rich resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Strong pale malt component gives a robust maltloaf note with strong plum notes coming through, laced with sweet gycerine fruit. Robust hop resins give a pine note to the long aromatic aftertaste. Finish is powerful and malty with golden syrup notes really evident in warming alcoholic notes. This is an excellent old IPA style ale and highly recommended.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A - apple, chocolate and caram
A - mid gold with thick head
T - sour and sweet
P - mid and soft
O - too sour
TheCametron (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with thin white head. Off-fruit malt nose. Badly rendered dry fruit flavour and a lingering unpleasantness. Pretty poor. Gets ye pished but.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Hazy copper/amber, rich head. Sourish fruity nose. Slender with peppery alcohol and white wine. Very slight caramelly malt. Tart finish, more or less without bitterness.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a red - orange colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, treacle, candy sugar and clotted cream. A big alcohol hit with other flavours of treacle, caramel and yeast. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A long alcohol hum also. Alcohol overpowers here with no real sense of balance.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. It pours deep red-brown, with a quickly dissipating bubbly off-white head. The nose is sweet fruit, varnish, wood, earth, salted liquorice, raspberry and floral. The taste is wood, astringency, currant, raisin, grapefruit, earth, alcohol warmth, chocolate and liquorice, with a dry-woody finish. It is medium bodied and has sharp carbonation. Decent enough.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky orange with an uncontrollable, spiralling carbonation feeding a tall uneven head. Completely schizophrenic aroma veering from deeply unpleasant rusty tin can notes (at first) to marmalade, bath foam, pineapple and acetone in one sniff. Hints of cake and sulphur. Red apple peel in tupperware/apple strudel taste like White Shield. Earthy malts, spicy yeast. Bay leaf custard piped with TCP and heartburn. Isn’t that one of Heston’s? IPA like it (probably) used to be; eye-watering, nose-wrinkling, hairs-on-chest stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (2715) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Sour grassy fruity aroma. Cloudy medium brown colour with a good head. Strong sour fizzy fruity malt flavour. Flat & watery. Not nice.
BeerCast_Rich (1812) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[500ml bottle, Hebridean Brewery] Dull coppery colour with a thin white head. Earthy malt aroma with a touch of hop in there. Malty, fruity taste with the signature bitter astringent finish that you find in most Hebridean brewery beers. Warming though, there’s a boozy punch in there