DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Union Jack-capped pint bottle. Normally I’d give a bonus point for that. Brilliant amber bronze with an uneven, tenacious white foam. Aroma conjures beef Monster Munch, fudge and aniseed; the taste Devon fudge and Wethers Originals. Fitting considering its intended demographic. However, I’ve got to hand it to Elgood’s here; they’ve produced a beer I wanted to hate with all my heart but find myself thoroughly enjoying; fudge and honey balanced with a rub of aniseedy, tea-like leafy hop; full and persistent body, cask-like feel. Bastards.
dogbomb (1006) - ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel coloured ale with a nice thick white head. Nose is honey, caramel and light biscuit. In the mouth, more sweet honey and caramel. A slight metallic tinge along with some fruitcake. Finish is a nice rounded bitter. Lovely pint!
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S Team Valley, Gateshead. Golden coloured with toffee and warming burnt sugar notes and a sweet fruity and slight woody finish.
TheCametron (1964) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear caramel colour with a thick white head. Aroma of cake dough with a light vanilla. Flavour has some caramel and a solid bitter finish. Pretty good.
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
568ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small, frothy head. Aroma is butter, toffee and fruity hops. Taste has butterscotch to start with a toffee finish.
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
568ml bottle. Amber with a fast fading white head, leaving a rather scummy appearance; slightly musty grainy aroma with a hint of vanilla; more vanilla flavour with some toasty malts; and a short burst of fresh hoppy bitterness to finish. Rather strange.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear malthoppy aroma, not like ale similar to lager malt.golden, clear, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, good beer, I thing more lager then bitter
Beersiveknown (3661) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
568ml (pint bottle) from Marks and Spencer
Pours mid amber with thin off-white head and spicy hop aroma. Sweet parma violets at first-unusual flavour followed by a more conventional dry bitter and biscuit malt finish.
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are weetabix and raisins with apricot and peach. Tea with a nice mix of spices. Earthy ripe apple with traces of lime. Flavours are toffee with ripe, earthy apple and mixed spices. Caramel with some toast notes and dark chocolate bitterness. Apricot with a dry tea finish and a peppery palate. Quite interesting.