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Poppyland Hole in the Rain

Brewed by Poppyland
Style: Brown Ale
Cromer, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A consolation for inclement weather. This is a complex malty brew with a good backbone of American hops, all based on premium Maris Otter pale malt from Branthill Farm, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep ruby, nose is chocolatey, sugary, taste is thin, light roasted chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Murky coppery dark brown. Light sandy ringed head. Sweet buttery roast. Maybe a bit over cooked on the carbonation, seedy sweet towards the finish and tight bitterness before a wrenching sweet linger.

Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft light smoke toffee malts ... dark fruits ... soft funky roast .. dark malts ... dark fruits .. soft toffee malts

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of brown malt, light sour notes, vinegar. Taste is astringent malt. Finish is astringent too. Not for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Thx! 660 ml. bottle sampled. Murky chestnut brown, little beige head. Totally sour nose, red berries and lacto, doesn’t feel right. Taste is sour coffee & mocha grounds, watery with almost lacto sour, sour red berries, thin, grainy, off carbonation. This one doesn’t feel right either just like the previous 5 Poppyland beers. This one feels infected as well, infection seems different from the previous 5 but this one is older. Abysmal at 10 £ per bottle @ brewery which is what the guy who shared this paid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1850) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
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.

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