HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml. from Waitrose, Christchurch Dark amber with beige head. Not much to the aroma other than light malt. Slight berry flavour with caramel. Sweet rather than bitter finish. Pretty average beer.
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very rich aroma of syrup, honey. dark amber in colour. Sweet liquorice, malassis and caramel. Smooth and sweet, just a little dissipointing.
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown bottle colour ,no head, buttercotch aroma, fizzy, tastes like watered down coke.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, LLH, Crosby. Poured a deep reddy brown. Carbonation was horrible and the slight metallic tang to the flavour did it no favours either. Bitter finish.
A chore to drink and verging on drain pour material. How the hell did this win a gold medal? I’m yet to drink a decent Holt’s brew.....
bobinlondon (1249) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with off-white head. Very dry taste with hints of nuts. Well hoped. OK for a pasturised bottled bitter.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some rich malt on the nose, largely undistinguished. Pours a deep amber with a persistant, fluffy head. Flavour follows the nose in being undistinguished in any way. Another of these ’nothing wrong with it but nothing to set it apart’ beers that are so common in supermarkets.
MightyMouth (5) - ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a tight off white head which lasts quite well and clears from sides of glass. Malty Aroma with no trace of hops that I could detect. Flavour is quite bland with a mild biscuity taste and a very slight bitter finish. Not unpleasant but not memorable
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with an off white head. Sweet slightly citric aroma. Earthy malt taste, not very appealing. Slight bitterness.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with some small off-white bubbles for a head. The aroma is fruity and a little nutty, maybe even a hint of licquorice? Very dry taste, again hints of nuts. Earthy hops. Doesn’t taste pasteurized to death, but still only average.
gowdy (677) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at parent’s home. hay, brown, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,