Bamsen78 (3155) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy darkish copper brown with airy off-white head. Dusty aroma of malt and caramel with a note of roasted nuts. Dusty, bitter flavour of hops and malt with roasty notes. Not bad!
OwainTurner (324) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
#17 - I will have to re rate this at a later date... my notes are unreadable.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. A roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel but the nose is a little weak. The taste is initially a fruity, malty, caramel flavour but slowly changes into some big smokey/burnt notes, coffee and very dark chocolate. Faint but pleasant liquorice notes in the aftertaste. A very good beer, underrated in my opinion.
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m so glad this ale is from the pure lake district. That makes all the difference. Its deep amber with a thick, frothy, light beige head. This beer is sweet and gummy smelling. The flavor is same as are a lot if not most of the beers in Hong Kong. That’s all I get. Old english bitter and thick guminess. I appreciate the story on the bottle but I don’t think the fact the expiry is 15 months past due will help this beer’s situation.
tampierre (801) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Roasted,nuts,caramel and floral aroma ; Clear dark brown-red color with bigger lasting head ; Nicely balanced sweet and bitter taste ; Longer finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant ale.
ration (1943) - 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 (2997) - 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 (696) - Riga, 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 (405) - 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 (661) - 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.