BlackHaddock (2887) - 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 (2728) - 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 (1920) - 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 (6221) - 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 (5027) - 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 (9154) - 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.
PLundsgaard (353) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown,
Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light,
Initial Flavor/bitter moderate,
Finish Flavor/bitter ligth,
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old review from my notes...
Served at cellar temperature in Duvel glass. Pours orange/copper body with washy white head and chunks! Faint suggestions of hops on the nose. Body packs more punch than aroma suggests. Slight surupyness to it with flavours that pop out at you almost unexpectedly. Toffee, orange, and medicinal note, sweet throughout with quite an abrupt finish. Not much bitterness to speak of. Wasn’t sure what to think at the beginning, but has a enjoyable and quite drinkable flavour about it.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Copper colour, foamy beige head, lacing. Fruitish aroma with weak bready hints. Also weak caramelly hints and very weak hints of alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt along with some breadish and roasted notes. Also some hoppy notes. Very smooth flavour and palate.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml clear bottle. Golden amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Once the inital skunk passes (why oh why must they use clear glass bottles?), a decent aroma of bread, caramel, and some leafy and earthy hops. Light caramel and toasty flavours with a earthy and light piny bitter finish. Refreshing but watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.