mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Kings Arms, London, Waterloo. Mörk kopparfärgad med ett tjockt vitt skum. Dofter av nöt, choklad och frukt. Smakinslag av choklad, karamell och vinäger. Något jordig eftersmak. Gräddig munkänsla.
sir__v (1465) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Kings Arms, Bethnal Green, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with small white foam. Smell: resin and grassy domination. Red fruits as well. Taste: good sweet malt and caramel notes, good grassy and hazelnuts taste. Small red fruits finish. Resin and high grassy hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste: resin not so hoppy with wet bitterness.
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ale House, Reading. An attractive dark copper colour with a loose cream head; aroma of deeply roasted malts with a hint of coffee grounds; soft and fruity in the mouth with a burnt toffee taste; and a dry earthy finish. Perhaps a touch over done.
allmyvinyl (7763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the York Tap. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aromas of chocolate and biscuit. Taste is sweet. Creamy texture. Nutty finish.
ippopotamo36 (1081) - 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 (1555) - 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 (374) - 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 (937) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - 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 (4776) - 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 (1521) - 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.