ippopotamo36 (622) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpump (cask) at Buskers pub Rome-Italy. Grazie Valerio. Pours a dark amber color, hazy/cloudy with a nice frothy foamy head. Nose: ouh boy! Nutty, peanuts, coffee. Such a peculiar bitter nose! Great. Mouth: watery in a good way, nutty, balanced bitterness. Great, different and with a session drinking "different" orientation. Just great!
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Mortlach (1108) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpump @Mad For Beer (Rome). Clear, deep amber appearance, with a decent offwhite head. Aroma is malty, some roasted notes, caramel, moderate hoppy. Flavour is balanced, moderate sweet, then moderate bitter end. Low body, no carbonation. So English, so gentle.
Vladivostok (303) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lot of flavour from a mid-gravity beer, the over-riding taste being that of dark, almost burnt malts. There really isn’t much else to talk about as that dominates the whole thing. A truly brutal beer. Probably somebody’s cup of tea but not mine.
MissPxx (693) - - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a bitter pungent taste. Very hoppy. Mildly hoppy aroma. Decent dark almost panda cola style appearance.
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sic1314 (4703) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light berries and nits. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival on the 3rd October 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin buff coloured head. Hint of roast malt on the nose but little else of note. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malt complex gives a sweet maltloaf base with plump raisin fruit notes dominant. There is an earthy mushroom flavour through the slightly bitter aftertaste but not getting the citrus notes though. Finish is malty with vinous notes of raisins still evident in the mouth. An ok session ESB but to be honest, I was expecting a bit more complexity from this ale.
SlackerMads (1958) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Light hazy hazelnut brown with a small good lacing off white head. Hazelnut, bark, light earthy, toasted malt, cocoa. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Well made and good for the style.
Desverger (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask@The Railyway, Streatham - brown pour and white head. Toasty malty, caramel, toffee, slight nutty, medium sweet, nuances of citrus fruits in the background. Liked this.
minutemat (2010) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Tastes almost exactly like shredded wheat. Some sweet elements coming through, an earthy nuttiness and possibly a touch of citrus but the cereal aspects are too prominent for me. Perhaps shredded wheat would be a good food pairing for this?
Dorsetstripe (3) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at Charlotte Despard, Archway. Very nearly clear. Little on nose, despite tulip glass. Earthy taste. Pleasant but not standing out in the available range in the market. Adequate malt hop fruit balance.