harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this many times over the years. pours a hazy amber with small white head. English bitter with spices. slight lemon aroma .
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9 oz. bottle brought to our regular tasting, and poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey color, with a modest & fleeting head of off white foam to a thin ring & film, and light spots of lacing. Although some esters & spice were present in the nose, it was heavily diacetyl, with a bit of vinegar, and a hint of candy. I did persist, but found a light body, low carbonation, light bitterness, and a generally washed out flavor. Felt bad for Chuck who had to wash all those glasses at once!
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Smell of honey and flowers. Similar taste with a bready malty aroma. Allot of flavour.
Toomio (241) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Eliittikokouksen jälkeen Tuomon kanssa Pasilassa. Hyvä rentoutusolut. Tasapainoinen ja sopivan humalainen.
FestDecBeet (227) - - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours an orange color. White thin head. Very clear beer.
Smell: slight sour aroma. Apple cider vinegar. Lemons. Onion.
Taste: cracker. Not overly dry for an IPA. Slight bitterness.
Feel: medium carbonation. Not overly dry.
Overall: ok beer. Aroma throws the beer way off. Feels more like an east coast ipa.
First drank: home 11/24/14
Mr_Pink_152 (1036) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Deep golden colour, with a white head. Aroma has hops and caramel, the taste has this too, a touch more punch than the 4.5% version.
Leini (912) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Dark brown body with a medium head. Malt, honey, some cinnamon and spices.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"more citrusy hops in the aroma than expected for an English Ale. Otherwise pretty ho hum. Decent balance, caramel and biscuit malt, and an odd show of alcohol for a 6% beer
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing.
The smell had some light cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla. There was a little bit of plum as it opened up a bit.
The taste was mainly sweet but had a light roasty note underneath.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed fairly subdued but okay for the style.
Overall, for the most part, this was a good English Strong Ale to have again.
TheJestersBeer (2134) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium gold, with a white head.
Hoppy, fruity aroma, spruce, grapefruit, caramel, ointment, grass.
Off-dry, medium body, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, lightly phenolic yeast notes, grapefruit peel, caramel, alcohol, earth.
There’s an oddly Belgian touch to this one. Quite nice. (2014-01-24)
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden with a thin white head that quickly faded to as flat as a witches tit. Not sure if that’s the right expression but it will do. Aroma has some sweet malts, some hops, hint of spice and honey but pretty pale. Flavour is pretty subtle all over. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for this but just found it a bit off for me, then ended up working my way through the glass and it growing on me. Hmm. I know very little about beer.