mahkus (14) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark bitter really. Fruity aroma. Big head. Lingering spicy aftertaste carried by bubbles.
Maris (1042) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 500ml bottle on 7/1/2015. Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. The nose is subdued, with a minerally aroma most evident with a hint of toasted malt. In the mouth, you find more pronounced toasted malt, some citrus fruit and a really firm, quite salty, bordering on harsh, bitterness. Has a light body and average carbonation. I couldn’t really take to this one. The flavours are not particularly balanced or harmonious, with the bitterness actually a little unpleasant.
Florya (388) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: dark amber, medium off-white head. Aroma:toffee, coffee, chocolate, hops. Palate: medium body, silky feel. Well balanced.
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, bread, some hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, some fruit.
djoeye (1975) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown clear body, fawn persistent tight head, rich crocheted and thick rimmy lacing. Aroma; fruity malts, berries, orange peels, wort, juicy hops, earthy malts, advanced malted candies.
Taste; smoky malts, roasted malts, dusty hops, spicy hops, herbal chocolate notes.
Finishes with dusty hops and malts with bitter touches. Feels normal bodied and softly carbonated. Overall a tasty beer, "Lia Fail" is recommended.
[50cl brown bottle, abv4.7%, #L2703 1449, BB:SEP14, T@höme]
nudiebear (148) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Poured a clear bronze with an off-white head. Smells of good caramel, hops and spicy malt. Tastes sweet with a fair amount of bubbles. Fair
Mark_Eck (844) - - NOV 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear lightish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel and fruity with a bitter finish.
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper red, nose is chocolate, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, floral.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely biscuity beer and a near perfect example of a great malty Scottish ale. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness with a wee hop kick at the end. Almost stout flavours on the tounge and the palate with herbs and slight raisiny vanilla butterscotch tones. Looks good too, liquid caramel. Brilliant beer!
gegwilson (1517) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours ruby with a cream head. The taste is nutty with chocolate notes. There’s a bit of spice too. A good tasty ale.