strap (371) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like it appears in the bottle. Burnt orange with a medium head. Somewhat malty, definitely smoot and sessionable
lctommyboy (1) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old Speckled Hen was served at my book club meeting last night. We all raved about it’s body of flavor and terrific aftertaste, something beer can be notoriously bad at. I left that meeting wanting more and then decided to stop on my way home to pick some up at the liquor store. My wife tasted one...and then another...and by the end of the evening, my six pack was gone. Great stuff, highly recommended.
daje (1795) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at O’Reillys, february 22nd 2014. Clear light brown body, creamy beige head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, hay. Taste of sweet caramel malt, bread, medium bitterness, aftertaste of malt, biscuit. Good body, very light carbonation. Not a very interesting one.
JimmyBoy74 (75) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl flaska nära Liverpool Street station. Bärnstensfärgad. Doftar bröd Smakar bröd. En stor besvikelse.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
14.9 oz nitro-can into a pint glass.
A: Well, it’s a nitro-can beer, ergo it looks stunning. It pours a mostly clear copper color, capped off by a stunning one-finger white head. Retention is unbelievably good - it hasn’t even faded a millimeter since I poured it a minute ago - and the head will leave behind an indestructible wall of lacing on the side of the glass.
S: Well, it’s a nitro-can beer, ergo the aroma is damn mild. In fairness, it’s less mild than others (looking at you, Guinness Draught...), but with only touches of butter, mild fruitiness, and some earth, there’s nothing showstopping here. What’s there smells perfectly fine, at least.
T: Well, it’s a nitro-can beer, ergo flavors are almost negligible. What DO I pick up? Maybe some buttery tones to start, and a sweet tea-like finish. Actually, this drinks a lot like hard semi-sweet tea in general, but with a mild yet bothersome bitterness on the back end that I don’t like.
M: Well, it’s a nitro-can beer, ergo it feels watery and un-carbonated. It doesn’t even have that spectacular drinkability most nitro-cans do, thanks to the fact it’s not entirely dry on the back end. An easy drinking nature should have been it’s next best trait next to how it looks in a glass - and it just isn’t.
O: Well, it’s a nitro-can beer, ergo it wasn’t going to be plagued by the skunk you get from clear bottles. That, and it’s drop dead gorgeous look, is about where my praise ends. There’s nothing BAD about it...there’s just not much good about it, either. It’s really telling that this is far less drinkable than the 8.7% DIPA I had right before this.
tbopslt (320) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper color. Sweet malty aroma. Sou rbut slightly sweet flavor, toffee.
Holmen2 (285) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramelly copper. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Balanced by soft and slightly crude bitterness in taste. Slightly on the sweet taste. Medium short aftertaste. Good drinkability. Round mouthfeel.
Muggus69 (1097) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OLD NOTES AUG 29, 2004
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, and roasted sorts of malts. Pours amber without all too much head to speak of. Has a nice body of malt with toffee and buttery flavours to it. Slight bitterness and not all too much hop character to speak of.
Theydon_Bois (6334) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at JF’s house decoration bash 22/02/14.
Clear copper with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, brown bread, fruits, light floral notes.
Taste comprises toffee, biscuit malt, vanilla, light banana notes.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
WillemsUrenkel (269) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking clear 0,355 l bottle. A clear copper in the glass, white foamy head, a lot of fine CO2 pearls. Malt and grain on the nose. Starts very malty with chestnut and woody. Roasted aftertaste. Not bad.
Senap (241) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lättsam och något syrlig. Vacker rödbrun färg. Snygg flaska och rolig bakgrundshistoria. Något överskattad.