fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, vintage, raisin, prune, cask wood, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020808)
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Smooth and mild hoppy aroma. Smooth malty and dry fruity to raisin note with a mild malty base flavour. Light bitterness and smooth alcohol finish.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, and a bit of raisins. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as medium notes of caramel and malt as well as light notes of raisins, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, warm amber golden with a small, bubbly, rough, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and oak. Medium body with a very soft mouthfeel, smooth notes of caramel and oak. Basically no bitterness. Smooth, harmonious and very drinkable. 140908
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at EBF 2008.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, fruits and dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, sour wood and some mild notes of vanilla. Flavour is raisins, caramel malts and some wood. Nicely balanced, though the alcohol comes through a bit.
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. </i> Clear brownish amber, really rich firm head. Rich oaky vinous nose. Fairly sweet with strong flavour of gooseberries, yeast and oak. Well rounded caramelly malt gives wa yfor notes of black currant, oak and syrup. Finishes with fairly low bitterness. An attention grabber with its very direct flavour - more American brashness in its approach than British subtlety.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a clear amber color wit a small off-white head. Has a malty fruity caramel aroma with some oaky hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of oak and hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th March 2009
Clear dark brown beer, good biscuit head. A complex brew. Soft creamy frothy start. Toffeeish malt seamlessly blended with spciy hop. A touch of oaky sweetness. A trace of bubblegum in the semi dry finish. Really well joined up classic English beer!
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... Big thanks to Fin for including this in my Cropredy Box ... Deep red Copper ...fruits ... This is a good example of the british failing to do strong ales ... Alcohol is to prevelant ... its too rough with no real balance ... slightly sickly toffee ... id agree with silk that its jammy ... raisins and spices. decenbt enough flavour but just not smooth and satisfying.... though it grew on me a bit