leebotton (294) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
660ml bottle [BBE:18 SEP 2015]
Really thick white head on a cloudy ruby red liquid. For a bitter, the aroma is surprisingly fruity, with slightly citrus, tropical notes. The flavour is quite roasty, and is reminiscent of many black IPA’s. Whilst the roast is more caramel and less burnt, the bitterness is high, so it mimics the sorts of flavours you might expect from a darker brew. A really nice beer which I wasn’t expecting to be as exciting and unique as it is.
jamestulloch (1924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Murky amber/brown body with a thick beige head that holds well. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is toffee apple, wood and shower gel. Flavour of caramel, orange, lychee and a peppery fnish. Medium body with an oily texture. Lively fizz. Big flavour for 4.6% ABV.
Lowenbrau (2522) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @Lion Beer Festival 2014. León, 28-06-2014.
In short:hoppy amber ale.
Pours hazy amber with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing.Malty, caramel, herbal aromas.Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture.Taste is malty, caramel, some roasty notes, nice hop punch, mild bitterness, Enjoyable.
RichTheVillan (4186) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky brown pour with a creamy beige head, citrus and pine aroma, taste has caramel, light pine, grapefruit.
jmgreenuk (5617) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask stillage at the Birmingham CAMRA festival 2014. Poured a murky light brown with a bubbly white head. The aroma is yeast, sweaty socks! The flavour is moderate bitter with a medicinal light aniseed hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. An interesting ale but I have had much better from Moor.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask days 2014. Reddish coloured body. Sessionale and balanced and drinkable.
AndySnow (4615) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: BrewDog Sheperd’s Bush, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, perfume, citrus, tropical fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Perfume, grapefruit, floral, tropical fruit.
Benzai (9800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. Dark red to dark amber color, medium sized good lacing beige head. Smell and taste malts, quite bitter, a hint of spruce, quite dry in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
jjsint (1260) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Slightly hazy copper/light brown. Decent little head. Cinnamon and muted cherry on the nose. One of those beers that starts with a refreshing sweetness, then hits you with a bitter counterattack. This isn’t terribly bitter but the change in taste profile is noticeable and quite clever. However this is a fairly average - or just above average - session beer if truth be told. Nice enough to try once.
chimpgibbon (411) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Shep Bush. Lovely frothy creamy head. Malt and hops in balance on the nose. Light chewiness followed by medium hop bitterness. Minerals, caramel, dry medium bitter end.