chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, phenols and tiny bit plastic. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, phenols, little plastic, hops and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (14826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 310312
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, caramel, notes of smoke, fruits and hops. Slightly watery palate.
superflyguy (432) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"malt forward" anyone?
a cracking pint.
lovely deep malt aroma and a flavour that digs deep into the taste buds. loads of those yummy caramel, toffee and gentle roasted malt flavours.
balanced bitter finish.
Why aye man!
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Joiners Arms, Morpeth 220312
Caramel brown...clear..dense creamy white head..good lacing
Aroma - light caramel malt.hint of spicy hops..light yeast....dull aroma
Taste - caramel malts...light earthy spicy hops...light hedgerow fruit...bit of roasted malt..background of bitter hops...yeast
Palate - soft carb...medium body..smooth. Finish as main flavour..lingering light bitter hop...bit metallic finish
Overall - Ordinary bitter - not that impressed
tombyars (1511) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in August 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Slight note of toffee apple in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a moist maltloaf base with a touch of molasses. Lacking in body and complexity though. Strong metallic tang to the aftertaste with hop resins adding a earthy, tealeaf note. Finish is quite dry with a hop bite still evident on the palate. A reasonable session ESB but there better examples out there - but maybe not in 1997?
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Clear brown ale with a creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel and fruity character of hops, nice yeast. Médium bodied, oily slip, fine fruity hops with rosehip and herbs. Nice one with a good bitter aftertaste.
RichardGretton (4471) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a strongish head. The aroma is well roasted, and the flavour is deeply roasted with a caramel bitterness. Overall a very drinkable bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark red colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, caramel and coffee. Similar flavours with ovaltine also. Mild carbonation and a dry finish.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber / brown pour with a hoppy malty aroma.
A carmale malt and hoppy taste with a bready finish. It was ok.