Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Three finger thick beige head that mostly lasted. Clear light sparkling body with a lovely amber color. Good display of lacework. Aroma of floral, citrus, light ashtray, caramel, fruit, grain, bread, nutty and roasted malty notes. Medium to full bodied with a light dry texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated bitter flavor with counter sweetness. Light dry and lingering bitter finish. Very nice ESB, one of the better ESB so far.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50cl bottle) Minimal beige head atop murky caramel body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, toffee, some caramel, earthy, tea, orange, light peach. Watery light-medium body, low carbonation, quite drinkable.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lightish amber body, minimal carbonation, what head manifests contains large, loose bubbles and does not last long. Malty nose with a hint of the Fuggles. Thin body, smooth, quaffable, mild bitterness, some Fuggles notes.
oh6gdx (24853) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wooden, caramelly and earthy. Flavour is quite the same with some spices conifer wood and some juniper.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a copper-red hue and a nice head. The aroma is malty, the flavour is malty with notes of caramel, burnt candy sugar, raisin, fruit and nuts. The finish has a citrus bitterness and is quite dry and long. Itís a nice winter ale!
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Chestnut colour with thin beige head. Some choc on aroma, bit syrupy in mouth. Itís fine, got some good grain and malt, nice strength to it. Bit too sweet maybe.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, GBBF 07. Dark chestnut, creamy head. Nose is some floral hops, something not too pleasant. Mouth is some fruity sweet malt, some caramel malt. Bit over-sweet and dark fruity.
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a red-orange shininess with barely a head. The aroma is a musty fruit, the flavor leaning more to a very sweet malt and a mushy earthy finish. The body is lighter than the muddy flavor profile would suggest. , but this is a hearty and flavorful English ale. (#3048, 8/3/2007)
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Copper colour, creamy head. Quite hoppy, pleasantly bitter, rounded by malt. Full-bodied. Hints of orange zest, actually the orange flavour reminds me of typical English orange marmelade.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours a copper brown with a rich off-white head. Sweet aromas of caramel and dark fruits. Wonderful malts come through in the caramel, molasses and black cherry flavours. Full on flavours, nothing subtle about them. Hops kicking in on the finish for a good bitterness. Fairly full-bodied with light to medium carbonation.