Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a fine, frothy white head. Aroma holds brown bread, light brown sugar and light caramel. Lovely flavor, lightly sweet, with some dry and toasty brown sugar, rich brown bread, subtle caramel sweetness, mild leafy and earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Near perfect condition. Very clean finish, toasty brown bread, modest hints of cocoa and brown sugar, dry leafy bitterness. Stupidly drinkable. Superlative ESB. For this style of beer, it really doesn’t get much better.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpull at The White Horse on Parsons Green. Clear fairly deep copper-red with a smallosh creamy beige head. Lightly toasted sweet cereal, maybe a hint of celery, some sweet yeast. Taste follows - add grape and grapeseed bitterness, a little alcohol presence. Slick, lightly carbonated, a bit stringent and only mildly carbonated - finish is quite bitter, I keep thinking I chomped a ripe grape and chewed the seeds too.
jackl (3442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The White Horse on Parsons Green. Pours deep ruby brown with a small off-white head. The nose is soft caramel, nuts, tree bark and malty cherry sweetness. The taste is dried leather, toasted grain, umami. Some christmas spice, pepper, caramel and nutmeg. Full, rich. A bit woody. Definitely a cold weather beer. Fairly flavorful.
Meilby (5519) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, some sort of berries and floral hops. Taste is meidum sweet, light bitter with a hint of sourness. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich mahogany with a small off-white head. Tons of aroma, roasted caramel, some slight nuts, maltiness, some fruitness (plum, raisin). In the mouth and there’s stewed fruits, caramel, dusting of icing sugar, malt. There’s some bitter, sour notes in there too. The finish hits bitter and hangs around getting sweeter. Really nice!
mr_h (2077) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Halfway House, Edinburgh (28 Jun 12) - hazy brown ale, thin tan head, roasted malt aroma, good temperature, high carbonation, caramel, bitter with bitter linger
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @The Warf. Pours brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, some plumes and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel,sour notes and fruitiness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Wharf. A clear, dark amber beer with a thin layer of off-white bubbles. The aroma has some lightly oxidized and almost sourish notes, as well as dried fruits and some hoppy scents. The flavor is pretty much the same, guess this one’s not in top form. Ok bitterness towards the end. Medium body. Not a favorite of mine. 120624
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies.
Cloudy orange coloured with small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops.
Fruity flavoour of berries and grass with notes if hops.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light to moderate burnt plastic and rubber. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, smoke - burnt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.