Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramell citrus aroma. Malty fruity caramell citrus flavour.
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty with a reasonable medium body. Not as complex as I anticipated and not quite as interesting as some of their other beers but still worth trying.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Tapa Room, Marylebone. Burgundy brown, small head. Good fruity caramel, biscuits flavours, plums. Good bitter-sweet balance. Very good.
zacgillbanks (4522) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. A very dark red-brown coloured beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing white head. It has a rich red fruit and oak flavour, smoked beechwood and vanilla notes followed by burnt currants, toffee and whisky on the smooth finish. Excellent!
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, bready, biscuits, caramel, some citrus. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, raisins, citrus, some grapes. Quite ok.
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 East of Everything ontap(30-Jun-2015)Sweet malt fruit herbal aroma.Brown red,sheet lace&good head.Sweet malt peat biscuit malt,spice wood flavour.Fruit vanilla malt finish&herbal fruit wood aftertaste.
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown amber pour with minimal beige head. Sweet aroma, caramel, raisins. Taste is overall sweet and roasty. Medium-low bitter finish. A very nice comfort beer.
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark Amber Brown with slight head. Slightly sweet aroma. The flavor is smooth and sweet with a strong caramel and toffee undertone leading to a dry finish.
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local Yamaya.Massively malty nose, rich and earthy, with crushed dark fruit, and some smokey notes. Bright cherry red/brown color. Sweet and complex initial, with raisins, plums, spice, and licorice. Bitterness is subtly present throughout. Medium-heavy and a bit thick on the tongue. Very nice stuff. Maybe a bit overly sweet, but it is delicious.
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CP&K, 24/04/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige cap that retains well.
Nose is light smoke, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit rinds, light treacle, earthy vibes.
Taste comprises lightly smoked malt, trace of cocoa powder, sweet’n’sour notes, toffee, biscuit, light wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonaton, light bitterness in the close.
Decent stuff, good balance, one of the best I’ve had from this style.