Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, thanks to Paul, 16/01/14.
Dark amber/chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is bready malts, toffee, sweet notes, rye bread.
Taste comprises brown bread, light toffee, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying closure.
Ok Tmavy, simple stuff.
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours deep red-brown with a small yellow-white head. The nose is toasted brown bread, raisin, caramel and jam. The taste is brown bread, earth, toast, jammy fruits, dried berry and light spice. Medium body and average carbonation. No great depth, but drinkable enough.
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle cheers to Paul. Pours clear chestnut brown with a small whisper of a beige head which quickly disappears. Very nutty and honey forward on the nose. Taste shows a few more dark fruits, sweet bread and toffee. Semi sweet but dry on the finish. Crisp stuff. Plain and boring stuff but nothing at all wrong with it
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16th January 2014
Tasting at our ever gracious host - Bruces pad. Lightly hazy amber beer, residual pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, decent fine carbonation. Medium malt, touch of dried fruits. Bare whisper of bitterness. Finishes smooth and semi dry. About as standard as a beer can get and still maintain a modicum of decency.
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear, pale brown with a frothy beige head. Lots of sugary bread in the nose, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor, some brown sugar, ripe berries, bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, some wet leaves, earth, dried fruits, fruitcake. Not bad.
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is spices, toffee, caramel, mild toasted notes as well as some fruitiness. Flavour is mild roasted notes, toffee, earth and mild fruitiness. Balanced and pleasant.
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Hoppy, malty, spicy and a bit bitter flavour.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep amber beer with a small beige head. Spicy perfume aroma, caramel, malty, herbal notes, roasted, some chocolate, floral, bready, some toffee. Malty roasted flavor, metallic, fruity, herbal, some chocolate and cocoa.
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours brown with a small white head. Smells roasted malt. Tastes spicy, bitter, roasted malt.