yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From cask. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small and lacing white head. Aroma is caramelish and butter. Rather malty flavoured with a distinct butterish note. Sweet and caramelish finish. Ends dry.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
13th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer with a little suddy white head. Some sulfur on the nose! Light semi dry palate. Fresh dry fruit with some toffee malt. Tastes okay but the nose is very offputting!
BeerForFear (20) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is awful canít stand these complex heavy tasting ales. There is flavours of caramel and a dark roasted nutty flavour but it feels old and stale. nasty.
anders37 (20841) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty butterscotch aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, Darts Farm Topsham, Exeter, Devon. Hazy amber-brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Fruity nose. Medium-bdoeid, pleasantly malty with lots of fruit (orange, mango) and lots of caramel - interesting and pleasant combination. A fine brew.
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden appearance and quite heavily pasteurized which seems to have taken away any trace of a taste.
Slightly burnt flavour but no other identifiable taste.Think after 200 years they could have done better than this.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Stale and sweet, with a slightly dusty mouthfeel, which is also a bit sticky. Slightly stale and cardboardy. Slightly raisiny fruityness.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Bottled. Red amber, lacy, creamily headed. Overly clean, butterscotchy filtered fizz that would be a fine beer in cask form. Aroma caramelised, metallic, sickly and nutty. Hops strangled and struggling to poke through. Flavour improves on that with more caramel, crumbled digestives and green tea-like hops.Yep, itís taken me a while to pinpoint that flavour, but itís green tea dregs all the way. Not sure if thatís from the hops and malt, or an off-taste produced by pasteurisation. Doesnít bother me so much now Iíve identified it. Sweetly biscuity afters. Just finding these pasteurised bottles of English bitter increasingly annoying and difficult to drink....
mogoot (1) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma not dissimilar to a rich barleywine, showing caramel and coffee.
Good bitterness, contrasted with some sweet caramel notes. Good length of flavour.
Dominated by caramel and molasses but lifted by citric notes. Very well balanced.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml from Waitrose, Lymington, Hampshire. Well, I was having a very bad day. I mean a really, really bad day. I cracked this bottle open at 4.00am and, by god, it was refreshing. Iím afraid I had it straight from the bottle, so I donít know how it pours. The aroma was delicate, with bitter and straw notes. The taste is pretty damn good as well, with the most wonderful dark roast coffee bitterness. Very refreshing. I will aim to try another bottle, but in daylight next time. I need to know if it really is as good as it tasted at 4.00am.