ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz nitro-bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear chestnut color. The head isnít that high for a nitro-beer - at less than a finger high - and is colored white. However, the texture and softness of the head is incredible.
S: Smells rather dull, expected given the serving method. When it warms up, though, it picks up notes of apricot, caramel, toffee, butter/diacetyl, and maybe a touch of vanilla. For a nitroíd ESB, the nose could have been far worse.
T: Toasted caramel malts start things off, giving way to a mildly fruited finish. There are some touches of vanilla flavor I enjoy. I also like how the blandness covers up the less desirable ESB notes...wait, what? Sorry. Letís just say itís a boring beer thatís at least easy to down.
M: This actually has a nice feel. It starts off relatively full-bodied, before immediately turning bone-dry - it stops just short of being watery, however. No real carbonation, but thankfully the dryness renders the need for the former void.
O: Itís a decent party beer, no more, no less. If someone buys a case of this - other than me, for obvious reasons (bland, ESB) - for a celebration and itís the only thing available, damn right Iíll kill a few of these in a night.
mintzmeet (308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oooooh. Love the head (like always). Super frothy, hella lacing. Thick thick creamy micro bubbles.taste very mellow, texture of this is the best part. Ever so slightly bitter.
arkurzynski (1680) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap. Pale amber. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is golden/caramel with citrus hops and candy. Nitro actually went well with this.
GlassBrass440 (215) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wish this would be listed separately for the nitro version. Itís a totally different beer. Anyway, the appearance is copper with dense, white head. Nitro gives cascading and lingering foam lace. Nose is caramel, nutty, biscuit, undefined hops. Taste: caramel, floral hop, clean malt. Smooth, low carbonation, medium body. Creamy. Balanced in all aspects. Bitter-sweet-malt-hop.
Rperez (161) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty beer! I wasnt expecting much but this turned out to be a nice well balanced bitter!
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hawanna (2515) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle from Biervana
amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, cereal, citrus, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very hazy amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light grassy hop. Fairly flat malt in the flavour, some toffee and herbal notes. Finish was biscuit, caramel and copper. Probably worth a re-rate for the bottle.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma. Nice pour. Smooth and velvety with nitrogen. Again quite malty with limited hops. Ok
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McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, head lasted a wink. Toasted rice, coppery malt. Initial taste is grain, woody, brassy bitterness. Middling carbonation. Cooling malt bitterness on the finish. Light creamy sweetness on the linger. Fairly flat in the flavour department.
Bottle, Appellation Wines
ramboraffe (921) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle. "Nitro". Clear copper with thin white head. Smell is sweet malty with nuts and bread. Some pine and fruit in smell too. Taste is caramel malty with fruit, bread and some pine. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.