downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Amber in colour with a big and tight white head, and plenty of carbonation. This was an unusual beer, with both fuit cake and shortcake evident, plus some earthiness and a hint of spice. The lavender was in the background too. Strangely drinkable.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with a thin head. Aromas are nutty and lightly musty with low red berries and earthy hops. Biscuit with light toffee and yeast. Floral with spiced tea. Flavours are spicy and peppery with clean malts and strong herbal, floral notes. Dry nutty black tea with light berry fruit. Yeasty and dry on the finish. Not bad.
The_Bish (855) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit foamy lasting head, with some bready biscuity something or other. Murky golden brown colour. The CAMRGB site said this... ’On taking a mouthful I was stopped in my tracks by a flavour I knew and liked very much but just couldn’t put my finger on.
It’s almost freshly baked shortcake but not quite.
Or is it flapjack straight from the oven?
Whatever it is it’s very nice indeed.’ I agree with all that except the last line, I’d remove the words ’very’ and ’indeed’, leaving ’nice. It’s nice. There’s something left in the mouth though that minds one of the taste in the mouth the morning after a session the night before. This is a different kinda brew and for that it is recommended, good value too.