Nurmis (251) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
440ml can from supermarket. Pours dark red/brown with thick white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is ligh roasted malt, caramel, lightly hopped. Really light sweetness, medium bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, but the taste/aroma is not that intense.
undercurrent25 (1836) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red brown colour. Taste is creamy like a nitro bitter, yet thin and a bit watery
UXO (1341) - CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one finger of dense ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: muted, caramel, grassy, light earthy hops. (5/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium nitro creamy body, moderate-low carbonation, short duration bitter finish. (4/5)
Well, nobody ever accused Diageo of being unable to make a pretty beer, that’s for sure - with a bit better definition in the lacing, I’d have given it full marks for appearance, especially with the characteristic nitrogen cascade. The body is similarly well done, with a pleasantly creamy texture and decent bitter finish. Unfortunately, though, structure is far and away the highlight of this story. The aromas are muted, presumably at least somewhat by the dense head, and are limited to slightly weedy grassy and earthy hops on a plain caramel base, and the taste is similarly uninspiring. Neither are bad, but they’re certainly a bit of a letdown by comparison to the appearance. (12/20)
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my all-time favorites. A taste that is incomparable. A little sweet, a little bitter, a little creamy.
Gurthnar (4691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at RJ. Quite clean, only light diacetyl. Lot of esters, strawberries. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Clear reddish brown colour. Very easy drinking, moreish. Short lasting and not very intense.
thellgren (712) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l can with nitro. Sold as Kilkenny Irish Beer Draught in S-market Lauttasaari, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown after the nitro head has settled on the top. Head is white as milk. Taste is mostly creamy. Under that lurks some malts and some hint of hops. Quite easy to drink when chilled.
Malin_aiisa (698) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear Amber, white head
Aroma of syrup, wheat
Taste sweet flower, water feel.
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske og fad. Farven er ravfarvet og skumkronen er hvid. Aromaen er græs, brød og karamel og smagen er det samme. Noget vandet.
StevieT (1436) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can. Pretty much as expected, smooth and creamy, nice beer but not really my style.
venom666 (788) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clar amber/red color with medium tan head. Smooth aroma, caramel, grass, bread and slightly hops. Taste follows the aroma, light, caramely, grassy and bready, but a bit watery. Soft finish.