ThreeCats (807) - ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat hazy coppery color with a sticky off-white head. Aroma of caramel and nuts, quite "English". Taste of some caramel, toasted hazelnuts, cardboard, toast. Finish a little bitter and toasted. Decent ESB.
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (best by of sept 2012 like it matters) - caramel and dough nose. Sip went in a different direction that I expected: cardboard and floral hops. A tad spicy (black pepper but faint). Mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish.
firemarshal (204) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into English pint glass. Aroma of cane syrup and provolone cheese. Thick head and lingering lace. Lightly cloudy amber color. Toffee caramel malt flavor. Light body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. I’m not used to this kind of beer but I am pleasantly surprised.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bready caramel barley malt aroma. Slightly hazed amber with a small ivory head. Sweet toasty barley malt and light hay flavor with a light spicy hop finish. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
chinchill (4270) - 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 (2895) - 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 (1003) - 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 (875) - - 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 (2310) - 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 (393) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: ˝” 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!