Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
660ml bottle. Murky chestnut brown. Huge head with long retention. Maybe overcarbed. Smell is malty with some hops cutting through. Light smoky bacon influence. Also something a bit like burnt rubber lurking. Nutty, malty taste, hops factoring in. Again getting a hint of burnt rubber from time to time. Slight infection maybe? Shame because I think it has potential.
SilverfoX (263) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, toast, nuts, smoke aromas from a muddy brown body tight creamy head, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, flavours of bitter dark chocolate with some vanilla and a hint of raspberry in the finish. full body, creamy, lively, bitter, this is really another excellent beer!
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th April 2014
Murky dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and a little dry. Fine carbonation. Mild dark malts, touch or roast. Thin malt cream. Little spice, mild smoke. Touch of berry fruits before an airy dry finish. Decent enough but not as well integrated as it could be. Flavours bump up against each other rather than forming a cohesive whole.
danlo (1138) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle. Pours dark chestnut brown with a foamy tan head and aroma of chocolate, roast malt, smoke & slight hop. Roasted malty flavour with powdered chocolate, smokey & coffee notes and some tangy fruity hop bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown, thin white head and a fine lacing. Sweet nutty malt at the front end and a long dry rasping bitter finish at the end. Medium body, but a slightly uneven carbonation.
Garrold (1245) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy, conker colour. Thin, tight, lasting, tan coloured head. Roast malt. Light cocoa. Light smoke. Hint of blackcurrant cordial. Light, piney, hoppiness at the end. Taste is forest fruit, juicy, sweetness. Lots of smokey dryness. Lingering, light bitterness at the end. All nicely balanced. I haven’t had anything other than really good, interesting, complex beer, from this brewer.