ALLOVATE (2264) - 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, it’s 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 (1693) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 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.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber coloured brew with an nice hidden fruity taste and a slightly sweetbitter finish.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, a grassy and fruity ester, musty and nutty, surrenated hops. In mouth, an oxidized sweet malt with light acid notes, BB June 2010. Tasted with Probstk.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Despite a lack of aroma this was a nice beer, caramel, sweet malts with a spicy hoppiness.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml clear bottle from Waitrose. Clear, bubbly, fairly deep amber with an average quick-diminishing frothy-fizzy beige head. Grainy/grassy aroma, a little sour and skunky. Fairly "meh" grain and stale grass taste, enlivened a bit by an odd tart grapeskin character that actually improves it quite a bit - light body, solid carbonation, with a quick, somewhat dry grain/grassy-bitter finish. A bit thin,.
HeistAlmighty (1033) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Amber colour with caramel malts and a slightly spicey flavour. Pleasant.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredibly drinkable and balanced. Not exceptional in any respect but the hop character is nice
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Small head disappeared instantly. Nice caramel colour but clearly flat and unappetising in appearance. There was little of interest in the aroma or taste, while not unpleasant, it was not somehting I would repeat if there were other options.
tommann (2443) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium head. Aroma is citrus hops with caramel malt underneath. Bready malt. Orange bready malt finish. Better from cask.