Holmen1 (3610) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fra flaske (bb. 290513) på RBHD-treff hos OG: lett uklar gylden med kort hvitt skum. Mynteaktig aroma med sjokoladesnev, her nevnes After Eight. Tørr bitterhet og tørr ttersmak, smakte egentlig gammelt og ufriskt. Må prøves i frisk utgave en gang, og gjerne before eight.
gunnar (6581) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost clear dark golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is nice, inviting flowery hops. Taste is moderate sweet earthy and cellar malts. Weak dry finish.
abemorsten (3263) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. Misty deep golden body with an off-white film. Minty chocolate and wooden and earthy notes on the nose. Sharp carbonation. Dry, metallic with earthy notes. Light to medium bodied. Overdue with a best before date in 2013.
Holmen2 (1861) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD at OGJ’s 03.03.15. Golden. Off-white head. Mint-chocolate in aroma. Also in taste, combined with hops and fresh fruits. Good drinkability, particularly after eight.
alexsdad06 (7076) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, mild fruit character, a mild hop profile, with light bitterness, seemed older and rather bland.
Skinnyviking (7902) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet and mild malt straw aroma. Thinbodied and somewhat watery malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry finish.
solidfunk (5460) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little more hops makes this a little better than the Oxfordshire for me. Pours amber, a little light than Oxfordshire ESB. Light citrus dose here, texture is a little cloying. Cask at Churchkey.
wheresthepath (1808) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber with an off-white head. Bit of bread, bit of earth, bit of straw, bit of vomit, bit of caramel, bit mellow, bit bland, bit boring. Dull for the strength.
PonderStibbons (10) - - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A generic bitter, not overdoing it either way, not a roller coaster ride. Looks good, rest average good.
wlajwl (4680) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is berries/fruit, English hops and malts. The flavor is malts, berries/fruit, biscuit malts, toffee and a tart/citrus finish.