chinchill (1256) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle that I bought yesterday, but a few months past the 2013 BB date notched on the label. Served in a snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with modest bone-colored head that soon reduces to a partial, thin coat and a ring but leqves very good lacing. .
S: Light toast and roasted grains with browned butter.
T: Also a bit buttery but not objectionable. Solid malt base with clear presence of some spicy hops. Mildly bitter.
M: Light carbonation; medium+ body; light tongue bite.
O: Decent ESB that improves with warming.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice amber body with a light tan head. Aroma had a strong bread note, some grass and mild hop notes of citrus. Flavor had a good malt base, slightly sweet malts balanced with a bread overtone. Hops were decent, bitter at times but also seemed astringent at times. Still a decent beer. Finish was smooth
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured clear golden amber with a tinge of orange, and a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of caramel malt, with a touch of a burnt note beneath. Medium body, finish is lightly dry. Caramel and nutty malt flavor, with a mild note of orange underneath.
Cousin_Larry (215) - - AUG 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cool bottle - the boar with tusks looks awesome. Bur that’s definitely the best part of this beer. Metallic skunky flavor and smells awful.
rejtable (1121) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite liked this one. Some solid malt backing with a nice lingering bitterness and some breakfast tea flavours. Good effort.
foyle (173) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: ½” off white head that recedes quickly, leaving some lacing. Color is copper with moderate carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: floral and spicy hop nose. Smell of biscuits or bread dough
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat sticky and chewy with a semi-dry finish.
Flavor: combination of breadiness, a little toffee sweetness, and earthy hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Bread in a glass for sure.
Overall: a classic example of an English Session Pale Ale. Well done Shipyard!
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to yellow rusty with a small head, aroma is sweet with toffee, butter, nice bitterness, pretty dry with some rotten wood, medium bodied
kerenmk (1872) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Clear to hazy dark gold with white ring. Honey, a little mold and floral aroma. Oldish, bitter taste and some honey. Medium body, smooth texture, syrupy finish.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
not sure what to expect, got a bottle from a friend for a buck.. . pours a deep marmalade amber .. great foam, tons and tons of lacing .. . lots fuggles and old fuggles, caramel too with an underlying shipyard dead yeast feel .. . decent enough for shipyard, would love a super fresh sample direct from the brewery because i suspect this is either old or perfect condition- who knows .. . .
stop using drain cleaning products, what are you, a pirate?
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear copper-amber color. Aroma of stale malt, light fruitiness, caramel and a bit of earthy hops. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, stale notes and a moderate earthy hops finish. Medium-bodied.