pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanx to Q.-D.!): A bit unclear,copper coloured, no head to speak of; moderate dry hoppy and fruity nose with a little metallic touch; moderate to robust dry bitter flavour, a little sweetness underneath, light to medium bodied, quite soft; lingering hoppy and fruity finish - maybe with traces of liquorice. Good........
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, chestnut-brown colour without head. Moderately sweet malty and fruity, slightly floral and woody hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry and soft malty taste with an aromatic hops character with fruity and woody, also slightly floral accents; dry and moderately bitter hoppy finish. Balanced and quaffable stuff. 28.IV.10
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Slightly hazy amber-golden colour, tiny head. Fruity-hoppy nose. Light malty base with lots of hops, some of it rather medicinal. The malty base does not really balance the hops, it’s bitter-sweet, but I don’t really like the medicinal bitterness of the hops.
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BC from Bath Waitrose. Muddy and swirling with bits; settles down into a red-orange glow with a cream halo. Slightly agricultural aroma dappling with wet earth and cowpat until the lily, cinder toffee and juicy orange hop kicks in. Sloppy but enjoyable; layered earthy malts, toasted nuts, orange and grapefruit, chocolate liqueur, wood. Quite a skilled blending of herbal English and juicy US hops; yeasty dampness and nuts freshened up with hop zest. Building shampoo bitterness not dissipating with the swallow. Rustic and good.
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of orange peel and earthy hops. Flavour of honey and more orange with a very dry finish. Would echo comment below about the spritzy mouth feel. Very enjoyable.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber and poured with a massive head. Some citrus andquite bitter. Pleasnt but a bit too sharp edged for my taste.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a large white head. Curious and interesting aroma: strong, gassy, earthy hops. The taste is rather subdued in comparison with malt and a little citrus. Hoppy finish.
mr_h (3167) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (23 Jan 12) - amber ale with small off-white head and caramel malt aroma, sweetish with a hint of caramel but well balanced, oily feel
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCA (From BItter Virtue, BB 01/07). Rich gold colour. Nice multilayered hop aroma with lots of leafiness and more subtle citrus and earthy notes. The hops dont overwhelm with a firm dry malt body leading into the long bitter finish.
shoulderbroken (2330) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Bree Louise. Amber coloured, very clear, with small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste, same. Not very exciting.