minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lucksall campsite cafe, Herefordshire. Light on the palette, elements of toffee, some fruits, hops, strange peppery bitter aftertaste. Something not quite right about this.
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled pint in The New Inn, Newport, Shropshire on 27 Apr 2013.
Golden brown to pale amber with a weak off-white head that turned into a collar and wisp very quickly. Biscuity malts in the aroma, with floral fruity notes for good measure. Taste followed suit, semi-sweet with a mild hop bitterness towards the end as the mouth dries. Well balanced and easy to drink, my first beer from this brewery, hope it will not be my last one.
Theydon_Bois (8114) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 30/11/12.
Lightly hazed golden brown with a thin off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose comprises malts, orchard fruits, light medicinal tones.
Taste follows exactly with a small amount of hop presence and a touch of bitterness.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
zacgillbanks (2255) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A copper coloured beer with strong malt and toffee flavour with slight wood and nuttiness on the finish.
mike_77 (3028) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has some wood and sweet red fruit. Has a rich feel, quite silky and smooth. Falvour is mainly of biscuity malts and sweet, slightly syrupy fruits.
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Copper amber with fast disappearing head. Sweetish tangy, slightly tinny beer, sharp malt note, some graininess, strawberry note with orange pith a little one directional. Late bitterness.
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. Nice shade of chestnut and clear with a small head. Big fruity aroma with currants, fruit cake, orange peel, liquorice and smokey hops. Tastes of malts, coffee, slightly smoked, grapefruit, lemon...really very good. Watery, textureless palate is the only slight letdown but this is fabulous ale.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange appearance and quite fruity. Small head and low carbonation,Fruity aftertaste lingers, A well bottled and pleasant beer.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear amber beer with a residual pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Fresh minerally malt. Trace of banana esters. Semi dry finish. Meh - ok!