ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
4.3%, deep gold with a good head, malty aroma, good caramel malt taste, had two, not bad.
GregClow (2974) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a good sized white head. Aroma is mellow and balanced, nothing really pops out, just the biscuit and caramel malts and slightly earthy hops expected from the style. Flavour follows with the same notes as the nose. Ultimately a pretty simple beer that doesnít ask for or require much analysis - and sometimes, thatís just what Iím looking for in a beer. Luckily, this was one of those times.
Martin243 (877) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle served cool in a shaker. Brown, thin off white head. vaguely toffeeish aroma, not much going on here. Thin palate, watery mouthfeel.
Benzai (9915) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, shared by Joes. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell malts, butter, soft caramellic toffee. Taste malts, lightly bitter. Watery texture, low to medium carbo, low body.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
decent bottled bitter.
pours burnt orange with no head and too much fizz!
aroma of sewet malt.
taste malty and toffee flavours. sweet finish. too much carbonation.
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass. 24SE11.
App.: Dirty, cloudy deep amber with an off-white rim.
Aroma: Really odd, dirty, earthy, slight chemical note, some sulphur notes, borderline shit note, very oxidized fruit, wet ash, mainly gross.
Palate: Medium body, nearly flat.
Flav.: Some brown sugar, fruits, oxidized fruits, still a bit dirty, cardboard, wet ashes, a slightly spicy note; dry with minimal bitterness and a somewhat watery finish.
Doomed for sure.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent British real ale. Taste dominated by the malts, leaves a bready taste. Tried this with Paul on the boat on the Thames (11-9-11)
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brown, very few bubbles, long white head.
Light aroma, caramel.
Lacking in flavour, bit of spice, slight peppery aftertaste.
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright, tawny copper with just a few bubbles adhered to the side of the glass, not much life otherwise. A thin, depleting head of white atop manages to just hold on for the length. Strong, sweet caramel nose with hints of praline, candied nuts, marzipan, burnt green timber and dust. Sweet in the mouth too, almost teeth rattling. The body light, but cloying. So different from casked Doom bar, itís uncanny. Weedy, swampy bitterness, mild earthy back end, drops off short with just a sugary caramel linger. Quite woody with a truckload of unsalted nuts showing, but all fails to balance the caramel, toffee tones. Too sweet for my palate. (50cL, no date stamp, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Poured a clear copper-amber colour with a lasting, lacing white head. Slightly biscuity and toasty but otherwise dominated by a sweet pasteurised maltiness. Some grain at the back. Light to medium body, short bitterness, soft to medium carbonation. A bit thin, bland and non-eventful.