jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ BD Sheps. Brown pour with a tan head. Smoky balsamic red fruit compote reduction aroma. Raspberry, plenty of salty driftwood. Somewhat jammy, quite inviting. Coffee and dirt-rubbed strawberry flavor. Acetic tang. Plenty of mineral. Solid sweet/sour balance. Medium body, sort of oily. Another good’un from Lovibonds.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD on da Bush, 09/04/14.
Opaque mahogany brown with limited head work that eventually takes the form of pencil thin lining.
Nose is toffee, light must, woody twang, red berry and dark fruit rind, nothing overly sour going on.
Taste carries a more sour edge, light fruit balsams, bitter orange, ripe dark fruit skins, touch of barnyard, musty wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy fruit ring in the close laced with subtle acidity.
Decent easy drinking Flemish red.
Scopey (6839) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Camden. It pours deep brown with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, wood, cola, light barnyard, dark fruits and dried berry. The taste is sweet-sour, tangy dark fruits, plum, berry, mild malt vinegar, touch of sherbet with light earth, toast and wood undertones. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather nice balance. Comes together well and drinks all too easily. Tasty.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17th March 2014
Brewdog Camden. Keg. Sneak preview - thanks guys. Light haze on this amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Strange flavour of balsamic vinegar with sevefal teaspoons of sugar in it! Tangy fruits as well. Light semi dry finish. Strange but not unpleasant.