Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from The Kernel, drunk 9th May 2011. Mid brown with a small bit of cream head. Lots of sediment, definitely pour it carefully. Malty initial taste. Loads of rich caramel but also strong hopping for a great, even finish. Strength not too apparent but the taste rewards measured drinking. Very smooth.
vtafro (5254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) bottle. Brune pour with tan head. Light hop, roasted malt, sweeter fruit flavors. Aromas are similar but more subdued.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16th April 2011
Hazy brown beer, small pale tan head. Light dry palate. Light touch of dark malt, trace of unsweet chocolate and a whisper of smoke. Mild orange with a little pine. Dry finish. Hangs together okay but could do with some more complexity.
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle at a tutored tasting GBBF 2011. Dark ruby coloured with an off white head. Toffe/caramel and light fruity nose. Lots of flavour in this one, roasted malt, caramel, fruity, hoppy.
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, shared with Joes. Dark red color, small off-white head that’s quickly gone. Smell hops, caramel, toffee, slightly earth, slightly some roastyness.Taste bitter, hops, slightly earth, slightly roasty. Decent carbo, medium body.
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet rich raspberry malts nose ... juicy malts ... sweet roast ... toffee malts ... juicy ... soft hop ...
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours dark ruby colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of passion fruit, pineapple, pine, coffee and caramel. Nicely bitter with flavours of roasty malt, pine, passion fruit, coffee and caramel. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. I really enjoyed this.
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/ruby red with thin off white/cream head. Nose is sweet milk chocolate, fruity ale notes, tiny touch of coffee mocha on the deep draw. Taste is sweet malt, some hop bitterness, bit of ale fruitiness, English caramel malt character, bit of coffee roast bitterness. Not a big Mild fan but this is one of the most flavoursome I’ve had.
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ UDRM april 8th 2011. The aroma has sugar, caramel, laurel. Brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, spicy, has caramel, toffee, nuts. Dry finish.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks tdtm82). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is nutty fruity wooden and some earthy notes. Flavour is much the same.