dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. An amber colour with an average lasting head. Aromas of cirtus, malt and blackberry. Quite sweet taste with hints of caramel and dark fruits. A slightly malty, fruity finish. Full bodied, somewhat syrupy. Average carbonation. Disappointing.
brettly (2) - Ashburton, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally I found Hook Norton and I must say it was a little disappointing. I think the trip fom the Old Dart hasn’t done it any favours. Whilst the beer is still well before the Best Before it really does seem quite subdued. Little on the nose, a slight hint of medium crystal.Hop presence barley there. The palate is harsh and hollow with little length which is a shame as I was expecting a really malty mid palate. Nice bittering to finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a thin tan head and an unclear amberorange body. Aroma is mild with a sweet toffee note. The flavor is malty and hoppy with a creamy tone and a vague bitterness in the finish. Not an outstanding beer but nice and easy and good if you are in the mood for it which I was!
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful clear amber color with great head. Hoppy and bitter. An ordinay ESB
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, small head. Has a fruity aroma, and fruit is there in the flavor as well. Sweetish and a little dry.
HenrikSoegaard (9747) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor. Avearge finish. Orange colour. A little watery regarding beertype.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tasting pint with a creamy, thick head. Tasted some liquorice as well as toffee. Pretty bitter aftertaste.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep spicy malt nose. Light amber in the glass with a thinish head. Bitter and thirst quenching at first and rounds out to a slightly sour maltiness. not bad, but not amazing.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good robust brew, not too disimilar to the cask version if my memory serves correct! Lovely fruity/malty palate, with a good finish.Guest ale,Morrison,£1.59.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. No major complaints here, despite being pasteurised. Bright copper/amber colour with a thin white head. Surprisingly hoppy aroma - slightly resinous and flowery - with caramel and plummy fruit. Flavour falls away a bit, concetrating on fruity malt, decoming dry and reasonably bitter on the finish. Solid but unexciting. The cask is better.