deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 50cl bottle shared with a friend.
Not much head, white. Amber brown pour. nice.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better beers I’ve had out of a bottle. Fairly drinkable. Unfortunately the thick head disappears quickly. Chestnutty flavour. Nice gentle, bitter finish to it. I could drink more than one of these and be happy.
tommann (3053) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel with no head. Aroma is skunk, boiled sweets, caramel and vanilla. Taste has some raisin to start with caramel on the finish with some grass.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours rich chestnut with a small, foamy white head. Holds a rich toffee aroma with doughy malts and distant, ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet, with toasted biscuits and earthy, leafy and slightly herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes dryly with notes of burnt candy, toast and some herbal, earthy hops. Pretty nice.
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from my local offie. Shining bronze with lazing carbonation and fine magnolia drum of head. Surprisingly some Shep-like hop aroma has survived the clear bottle treatment; sherbet, jellied orange and flowering shrub..with some less savoury, buttery, uncooked turkey notes lurking in the background. Brittle, berry-flavoured soda taste with instant coffee and liquorice Allsort hints. Drinkable- if split with the missus.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, malt and hops.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, malty neutrally aroma, light sweetness, medium bitterness, good balanced taste, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, little bit more than average ale...some citrus fruits in taste good
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7th May 2009
Reddish amber clear beer. Semi dry palate. Nicley balanced toffeeish malt with a smooth but subdued hop counterbalance. Creamy malt in the finish and an aftertaste of fading hop.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cherry-apple malt and light grass hops aroma. Clear chestnut color with small head. Sweet cherry-apple malt and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Very nice body. Good ale.
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Bottle. Thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Chestnut brown body. Nuts, caramel, toffee, grass. Malty. Bitter-sweet, well-balanced. Slight oily palate. Gentle bitter finish, gentle carbonation. Not at all bad. 6 3 6 3 12 ### Bottle. The body looks like amber with black malt added. Medium off white head. Nose is Christmas, maraschino cherries, fruit, black malt. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Suggested food pairing: goes really well with Christmas cake. 7 3 6 3 12