tampierre (361) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled ; 5% ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,roast and fruit aroma ; Dark amber color with huge head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Medium body ; Pretty good.
mr_h (1442) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - clear brown, no head, fruity and floral aroma, caramel, some berry fruits, high carbonation, sweet
JohnRMurdoch (2251) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Medium brown colour, not much head. Distinct jellied fruit aroma as per description. Dry fruity malt flavour which feels artificial to me. Fruity bitter aftertaste. Itís OK but there is something unnatural about this beer.
Desverger (406) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask@George on the stand, London - Amber pour with a small beige head. Light floral nuances with sweet caramel malt, wood and pine notes with a good bitter finish. Pretty decent overall.
cgarvieuk (10971) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... copper thin tan head ... soft dry toffee malt nose ... little metalic front ... little fizz ... little date and toffee ...
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber bitter with subtle fruit notes but also a flat and less than attractive texture.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer, residual off white head. Mild dark malt on the nose! Light dry palate. Sweet beer! A little toffee. Candy generic fruits. Trace of orange marmalade. Dried fruits. Dry finish. Okay but a bit flat and dry.
a_cross (320) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Cask; mid-brown, tinted with gold, thin off-white head leaving an impressive degree of lacing; caramel malt to the fore but not overly sweet; dark fruit and a little candy peel; quite a fruity, bitter and long-lasting finish; good balance, a very solid strong bitter.
oh6gdx (18554) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Rake, London. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some fruity and floral mild wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is caramel, fruity, floral and mildly herbal. Quite bitter aftertaste.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saint Georges Day 2012: 500ml bottle conditoned ale (5.0%ABV), best before date of 12th April 2012, so 11 days late. Poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. The rear label asked for the beer to be served chilled, it was.
Dull reddy brown body with a huge light tanned head of foaming bubbles.
Malty nose and taste, a semi-dry bitterness from the hops comes very late in the mouthfeel and the overall impression is of a strong, rich, malt flavoured brew. Well carbonated and my sort of beer.