zacgillbanks (4080) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Drank in 2003. A dark amber ale with a strong fruit, full-bodied flavour and a spicy, marzipan finish.
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@hellhunt. Copper golden clear. Honey, malty herbs, some woody notes. Quite fragrant, nice. Med bodied, malty bready, good bitters, herby finish. Rich flavoured malty.
eduardovl (1290) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass.
A: Pours an absolutely clear light copper color forming a medium bubbled yellow to beige head. Medium retention but with a thin layer that remains for long time forming and leaving many lacings in the glass
S: Very British in the nose. Strong toffee, caramel malts and nuts upfront. Roasted malts, British yeasts. Quite biscuity with strong notes of British grassy and flowery hops
T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet caramel malts upfront followed by roasted malts, brown bread, British yeasts and an intense grassy hops bitterness in the end
M: Light body. good carbonation. Grassy and flowery hops aftertaste
O: Easy drinking beer. Strong British ESB character. Great beer. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 12/17/2012 ]
angel77 (2168) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 50 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en agosto de 2004. Cuerpo ligero con 6.5 vol bastante fácil de beber. Sin muchas sorpresas e interés.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aug 2006: Very disappointed. For a stong English ale, it fell well short. Light in colour, not straw blond, but almost that light. Putting it in a see through glass bottle didn’t help to excite me either.
It poured well enough, and produced a good head, which soon disappeared, I might have had the beer too cold though!
It did not have the tang of a beer at 6.5% and no real flavours came out and hit my tastebuds, the aroma was also weak.
I will try another in a month or so, if the second is better, I will edit this review. I hope the temp, I drank it at is the reason for the low scores. I normally like the beers from Sheperd Neame, although they are normally draught products.
Grzesiek79 (3821) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, floral, earthy, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, soy sauce, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, astringent, lively, thin feel, full body,
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old amateur rating: Amber color small white head. Good hoppy and fruity aroma. good English ale woody taste.
Skinnyviking (8561) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Low fluffy quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy amber body. Fruity alcohol caramel cocoa aroma. Sweet caramel fruity honey alcohol flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices. Flavor is malt with a perfumed hop profile
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml, 3.5yrs aged. Orange brown with short lasting head. Sweet vinous malty beer with a strong caramel note, quite toffee like with hints of treacle syrup. Any hop note has disappeared unfortunately, but leaving a reasonable pasteurised bottled beer.