ManVsBeer (5325) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-brown in colour with a strong aftertaste, although the strength is hidden somewhat by the fruity sweet flavours which are also evident in its aroma.
AshtonMcCobb (3582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours a lovely amber with gentle bubbles and a nicely proportioned head some of which remains. The nose has raisins and flour. The taste has flour and toffee this time and chocolate biscuits on the finish. The palate is rich but very tight, then a compact middle section which continues into a long dry finish. Overall, a nice strong bitter.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 06/05/12. A russet coloured beer with an off-white ring of head. A fruity aroma with sweet and slightly sugary notes. Predominantly malty but the hops are there too and give good fruitiness. A nice long finish. Boozy and tasty.8
kermis (6404) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Walsall Beer festival. Amber orange pour with a small white head. Fruit and malt in the aroma And flavor with a little alcohol.
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a thin head. Aroma is sticky caramel, orange squash and alcohol. Taste is sweet, raisin and fig. A little alcohol.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 1995. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Crisp green apples noted in the short aroma. Thin but resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a robust digestive biscuit base laden with syrupy sultanas, raisins, dates and maple syrup flavours sweet in the palate. Hop resins give a spicy note to the long dry aftertaste. Malt returns with chocolate orange notes full in the mouth, drier currants and oak cask flavours in at the end. Now this is a ESB and highly recommended.
Beersiveknown (3653) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the knights templar, bristol. Dark amber with fruit and higher alcohols on nose. Sweet and fruity body, bitter end
Vignale (2380) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inköpt i England och drucken med ölföreningen. En bra ESB med karamellkaraktär som balanseras av en frisk och fruktig humle med bra bett i beskan.
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the allied arms beer festival it is dark brown in colour and has a dark fruit aroma and the taste has hints of dark fruit bitter sweet and may have a hint of chocolate a lovely strong bitter.
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, handpump @ The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon.
Dimple glass, perfect full pint, almost spilled it sitting back down. Bright as bright ruddy tinged copper with a wafer of white atop. Mildly sherryish, woody and peaty nose, a little liquorice root. Quite spicy with noticeable alcohol and a lot of dark fell fruit coming through, mild yeasty note late. Complex nose leads straight into the palate. Sweet, a lot of toffee and treacle, sherry notes are well pronounced. Nutty, warm Christmas pudding flavour dominates the palate, the body is full and it penetrates well. Lush bitter burnt fruit, stinging nettles and pine needles on the swallow. Assertively bitter, long long linger mirrors the palate, warming for its modest alcohol. Quite full on, it’s not overly sessionable but makes for a great starter or night cap. Lovely stuff.