BlackHaddock (4931) - Shropshire, - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: best before 20 Dec 2012, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 15 Nov 2012. The beer was obtained from my local B&M Bargains Store.
Nice deep, dark ruby red colour with a full uneven covering of tan foam on top.
Brown sugar type malty molasses in the nose and taste: this is a malts first and foremost brew. Prunes, plums and mixed nuts vie for your attention in the flavours as the malts and hops go to work with each other.
The body is moving towards rich and thick: the beer reminded me of those old winter warmers because it has that sort of Christmassy fireside taste and palate.
Cheap to buy: well worth the cost and I’ll be getting some more in for December.
Theydon_Bois (12750) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15.
Dark chestnut brown topped with a beige swirl.
Nose is brown bread, light must, vanilla, fruit pangs.
Taste comprises brown bread, biscuit, toffee, fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
So very so.
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Daniel. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, bitter-sweet, dark fruits, berry skin, toffee and toasty sugars. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, berry yoghurt, plum skin, dark fruits, raisin, fruit cake, date and some jamminess. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty juicy and fruity. Not bad.
The_Osprey (3244) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Paul’s. BB April 2016, 6%. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is bread, liquorice, yeast. Body is medium, a little foamy. Taste is bready, rye spice, toast and a little ash. A basic malty beer. Nothing too inspiring, but alright.
madmitch76 (18180) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
1st July 2015
Tropical Croydonia Bottleshare. Thanks to Dan. Almost clear deep brown - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy with modest fine carbonation. Light malt cream, touch papery. Modest floral bitterness. Light dry finish. Not delivering much for it’s abv.
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500m . In a La Chouffee tulip. I have scrolled right past this beer many tims , but I got a psychic message that it might be a new tick as I yawned while in the shitty Morrisons section with no other newbies . A big coffee accent in the nose ,..earthy soil hops , licorice , dark chocolate bite .This nose has attitude , I like it ! This brew is a burnt purple/red liquid and with a large khaki cream head rests well in the tulip. the flavours suggest roasted malts , bitter and rich coffee expression , coffee , roasty licorice . . Notes of chewy dark toffee malts ,burnt butterscotch . Quit a cloying , syrupy palate through out . Rounded up with a nice kinda mellow dry conclusion !
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep amber with a small head. Nose of cocoa crisp and old donuts. Sort of sweet and unresponsive. Taste is similar. Bread and cocoa. A touch nuttey. General knackered maltiness. Meh.
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel, a real player. Pours deep amber-brown with a creamy off-white head. Rich fruity aroma, grapes, berries. Medium sweet flavor with rich berries, some toffee, raspberry seeds, bread. Medium bodied kith average carbonation. Finishes somewhat sweet with more berries, earthy bitterness, berry seeds and skins. So so.
jamaty (1250) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negra, ligeramente rojiza. Casi opaca. Un par de dedos de espuma, no demasiada duradera. Aroma seco, escaso ligeramente lácteo. Cuerpo medio, rico sabor de café. Buen equilibrio entre dulce malta y un ligero toque amargo. Carbonatación agradable que mejora el conjunto. Rica.
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber with reddish shades. Rapidly disappearing tan head.
Aroma yields coffee, tobacco, caramel, plantain, iodine.
Lacking sourness, body and persistence. Bah.
tinylightsrecs (354) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received as a gift. Pours deep, dark brown with thin but lasting head. Flavours of roast chestnut, malts - like a thin stout but fairly enjoyable