yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 18/12/2006 (in lieu of an 1812). 500ml bottle from RW&S, Wellington. Deep copper, pretty bright, off-white head. Toffee, golding fruit notes and subtle esters on the nose. Solid through the mouth - nice toasty crystal flavour, quite fresh - with a good medium bitterness in the end and some more caramel notes on the palate. Good, well-travelled and very very English.
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour is warm copper, small head. Sweet malty aroma. A bit of toffee and fruit flavours. Dryish aftertaste. A great beer.
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a off-white/yellow head. Dryish hoppy aroma with sweetish malty notes. Sweetish malty flavour with notes of hops. Fruity notes develops as it warms. Bitter finish with a sourish touch and dry notes. Slight notes of apple. A bit thin. Slightly oily palate. 30-11-06.
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Sweet sticky honey aroma. Great clear copper appearance with a thin head. Slight tang, orange taste, but a little sickly. Metallic after taste, but just a hint. Good beer but not for me.
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(0,5l bottle) Pours with a huge white head. Looks strangly close to a dunkelweiss! Great aroma. Grapefruit, rhubarb, toffee. Taste a bit... old? Fruity but dusty. A beer of high quality, but not really in my f(l)avour.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear maroon brown with a thin white. Unspectacle. Fruity, lifted nose, very clean malts and estery notes. Slips a gear to taste. Some ok bitterness comes through but the fruit and malts evident on the nose don’t deliver in any way. A fraction metallic and frankly quite boring.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from sainsburys, pours a dark orange with a nice off white head, caramel and sweetness on the nose and full on fruit in the mouth, toffee, rich flavours, good bitterness towards the end. a very mouthfilling beer, fine stuff indeed
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange colour. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor. Nice bittering to finish.
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours great amber with a slight haze. Small beige head. Dry aroma with a weak fruitiness and caramel. Well carbonated with clear fruitiness and a weak bitterness note. Ends with elderberries and a slight cherry note. The hops lends it a flowery note coupled with hazelnut in the aftertaste.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Warm copper with a modest cap of light tan foam. Taught dried apricots, floral, a touch of yeasty bread. a seamless blend of leathery dried fruit and a slightly chewy breadiness. Dry initially--just a touch of lingering sweetness. To my tastes, this seems like a session strength version of a great English-style barleywine that embodies a lot of the interest of the stronger style, while remaining quite delicate and drinkable. Medium to light palate, but full of flavor and interest. The yeast character of this beer is really interesting. I’d love to try homebrewing with this strain. Having now tried Old Hookey cask and bottle, I like the bottle better. (Heresy, I know.)