jsmerig (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear ruby red with a white frothy head. Aroma is slightly sour dough bread. Taste is lightly malt with a quick turn to a sharp clean dry bite.
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chicagobears (438) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red into Sprecher pint glass. My label reads 5.5% ABV. Biscuity aroma with some floral notes. Taste is juicy with a balance of dark cherries, caramel, and toasted biscuit. Finishes with a long and soothing spiciness. Very nice Scottish bitter.
Burgers (336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish copper with no head after a few seconds. Aroma of hops, malts and wheat. Taste is slightly bitter. Little carbonation. Mouthfeel medium bodied Finish thin bitter.
superspak (3600) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/1/2012. Pours fairly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Stuartyboy (1043) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Aldi a clear red chestnut colour lots of red fruits toasted malts and good hop profile nice juicy fruity bitter
ERB92 (556) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, toffee, grains, some fruits and grass in the aroma. Mahogany with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a quite decent bitter, enjoyable.
Holmen2 (1985) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber. Impressive off-white head and lacing. Superb aroma of British hops, hay, grass and berries. Well balanced and refreshing taste. Taste and aftertaste is coherent with aroma, with plum jam in taste.
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket
Pours clear reddish copper with medium high head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is hops, malts, fruits and some wheat. Flavor is nicely bitter. Hopsy, some roasted malts, hint of liquorice and fruits. Pretty good.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. It pours darkest ruby-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is toasty, earth, vinous, dark fruits and a touch of caramel. The taste is bitter, earthy, wood, toast, scorched earth, leather, smoke, light peppery spice, vinous notes and dark fruits with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. I am pretty surprised how bitter this is fresh. Pretty unique stuff.
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1020 - March 10, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers solo at home - Bottle from Coop. Pours a deep ruby with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink. Best ESB I’ve ever had, superb.