LED40 (77) - - JUL 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Notes of burnt almonds, coffee and toasted barley. Dark amber in colour with a one finger head leaving lacing on the glass. A good example of your typical esb - medium hops and medium body but this one is slightly thicker with a satisfying creamy body to it. Nothing great but fairly sessionable.
tdtm82 (902) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Chelmsford Woolpack Beer Festival.
Aroma is elderflower, flowers and nector. Good head rentation. Nice bitterness. Lots of rosemary. Good fruity yeast esters. Great spring bitter.
torejh (36) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and honey. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. A bitter and spicy finish. A well balanced scottish ale.
Rob_D_UK (1147) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear chestnut colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour starts off malty, turning roasted with a sort of spicy malt note. Later comes a mild grassy hoppiness followed by a medium bitterness which is quite clean.
MrJamesMcEwan (103) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
* Bottle. Pours brown, with an off-white head.
* Full bodied, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Aroma is malty, rich, chocolate, spicy.
* Taste is earthy, toasted malt, nutty, spicy and salt & pepper.
* Palate is full and dry, almost like a stout.
* Finish is very dry with salt & pepper.
* Nice aroma, taste OK but finish is too dry and of salt & pepper.
mahkus (65) - 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 (1097) - 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 (607) - 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 (4481) - 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 (2108) - 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 (167) - 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