FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Pleasant fruity estedry bitter twiggy citrussy aroma - smells like a proper bitter. Herbal, grassy retronasals, more esters, a bit undergrowthy. Lots of resins if you let it sit on your tongue for a while. Simple bready malts. A bit thin, and a bit metallic. Almost harsh. Hops biting, but a bit extracty - just the twiggy components in the taste, and the biting bitter components in the finish, no fullness of the hop flowers. Triple filtering probably didn’t help. Why remove beer from beer??!?
TBone (13539) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml (K-Supermarket, Kamppi)
Deep golden color, small white head. Typical grassy-earthy Kent hoppyness in the nose with some musty notes. Light-bodied. Filtered neutral pale maltyness, then English hoppy bitterness and light toasted sugar sweetness in the finish. Very standard old skool English bottled bitter.
mile (3314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, faint burnt malt with light caramel with and floral fruitiness, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel - faint toffee, light floral fruitiness and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, faint burnt malt with faint caramel, light floral fruitiness and light - some citrus hoppyness. OK 4,2% bitter with decent bitterness - not too sweet. Interesting combination of (faint) burnt malt and floral fruitiness.
DIBBLE (67) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tescos. Pours clear amber with frothy white head that quickly subsides. Straight malt aroma. Pleasant light woodshed malt flavour with hop bitterness. Light dry finish.
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mit McTapps geteilt. Ganz ordentlich eigentlich, wenn auch nur mild im Hopfen und ein bisschen an zitronigen Momenten. Danach wird es langweiliger, dumpfer, malzig-laff. Durchschnitt.
McTapps (5170) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde. The beer pours out in a clear amber colour with low airy head and medium to thin body. Aroma of bitter hops and barley. Taste of bitter hops, light barley, light malt, bread and flowers. Hints of cake and nuts. Bitter and medium dry finish. Drinkable and refreshing, yet nothing special.
stevoj (2651) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly skunky, but a lot of things shine through. Beautiful pour with thick, fluffy beige head. Milky amber body, aroma of cooked vegetables, malt and molasses. Slick, heavy mouth feel, sweet malt dominates the taste. No finish, no lingering taste.
Iznogud (1265) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in London, UK. Pours amber with small white head. Malty with some fruity hops. OK, but nothing special.
PorterPounder (5960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Conyers, Ga. - Sigman Bottle Shop - 500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy, medium copper pour with nice bubble action and a creamy snow white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Aroma has some wort-like accents, a touch of molasses. Flavor has some slight fruitiness with a touch of dates, brown sugar, molasses and some baked brown bread. A bit too sweet for a bitter. Mouthfeel is thick enough. OK.
BeerViking (2934) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco, light brown pour, biscuity nose with a touch of citrus, crisp and malty but with an off-putting metallic tang.