ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
260413. Bottle at home. Pours really dark ruby with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee. Sweet English hoppy body. A bit like a mild Golden Pride. Not Bad.
RichTheVillan (2693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from B & M Home Bargains; dark brown pour with off white head, caramel malt aroma, caramel taste bit earthy wet leaves woody some fruitiness.
Vells (652) - LATVIA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with medium off white stable head. Lacing.
Aroma.. quite malty, caramel, bit fruits.
Sweet with moderate bitter finish.
Nothing extraordinary, but enjoyable nicely balanced brew.
Hanoi (376) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is appealing; smoke, caramel, burnt sugar, woodchips. Appearance is a ruby red. Taste is poor relative to the exciting nose, notes of smoke, coffee, a touch of molasses, and a slight sour apple finish leading to sweetness.
The nose is nice, but the taste too shallow. i suspect it suffers from being being bottled and pasteurised, I would want it draft, but would not return to the bottle quickly.
StoutHead (611) - DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep clear red color with a one-finger off-white head. A bit of malt in the aroma and not much else. Taste is of malt, caramel, nuts, burned wood and smoke. The aftertaste is of malt, smoke and perhaps a bit of licorice. Very smooth and quite good.
Osprey87 (1589) - WALES - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb 2013 – room temp bottle. Very mild, mid body, weak coffee, slight caramalised sugar. OK, not very exciting.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from waitrose. Brown beer, small head. Aroma of earthy yeast. the taste is also earthy yeast, tobacco leave and dark fruits with a touch of roasted malts. Medium bodied. I liked this beer, nice.
NordicV (1128) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rödbrun öl med beige skum. Doft av malt, mörkt socker och kola. Även smaken är maltig och något för söt för mitt gillande.
RexTalionis (2404) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear ruby brown in color with a creamy tan head. Toasted bread, light nuttyness, dark forrest and earthy notes. A bit of some burnt notes and just some hints of smokiness in taste. Salty licorice in aftertaste with hints of hard fudge as well.
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, coffee, citrus, clove, alcohol aromas
brown, hazy, minimal head,
light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,