Leighton (13620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during Cotteridge Convention 2015. What a rare treat! Pours lightly hazy brown with a foamy, off-white head. The nose holds toasty bread, faint pine and tangy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with notes of chocolate, semi-dark malts, toasted caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good balance to finish, with a bit of ripe citrus and dark bread. Tasty.
47574xeCD (559) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15
Poured a hazy dark brown, Tan head to boot.
Malty hoppy notes, earthy roasted flavour. Not bad and a winner channel islands brewer for me.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked - yes ! Bottle split at Cotts, thanks to Scopester, 24/01/15.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is white pepper, charr, biscuit, earthy hop notes.
Taste comprises pine, sweet nites, earthy hops, red berry tang, caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok CDA, just ok.
s_hartshorne (2170) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Muddy brown thin head. Aroma is pine red fruits taste same good malty backbone decent bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Decent
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corkscrew Jersey, shared at the Cotteridge Convention. It pours hazy deep brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, pine, cocoa, candied orange peel and cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, roast, brown sugar, toast, earth, sugary milky coffee and light spice. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough, but not worth the expense! Saying that this is probably Jersey’s best beer.
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Cloudy brown, small white head. Aroma is light, sweet malts with a touch of oxidation. Body is medium, light carbonation, smooth. Taste is thin, malty, touch of pine, meaty background, no real bitterness to it. Some nice aspects to the flavour.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Scopey for this. Dark murky copper with slight head. Initially quite sweet on the caramel front, then a fungal musty flavour. Yeasty, some hints of chocolate malt later. Not quite there for me.
BlackHaddock (4738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th Jan 2015 at the Cotteridge Wine beer exchange: my share poured a murky dark brown with a thin, almost scummy beige topping. The nose had a pine and tropical fruit aroma with something else lurking in the background, might have been cocoa as that turned up within the taste along with all the flavours you’d expect from the aroma. Decent, but surrounded by so many fine beers it was soon forgotten.
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Murky brown. Film of head. Roast coffee malts. Woody. Fruity. Got some cherry. Tastes a bit musky. Ok.
RichTheVillan (4190) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; cloudy dark brown pour with a thin light tan head, pine and tropical fruit aroma, taste had pine, roast malts and some cocoa powder.