Pudding (176) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a a bright, copper colour. Reasonable head, diminishing. On the nose, there’s honey malt. Taste is alcohol, honey and raisins. Quite syrupy mouthfeel. overall: I enjoyed this. It has a rich taste.
kafarion (39) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromaty owocowe, cytrusowe, delikatne. Kolor bursztynowy, piana niewielka, zdobi szkło. Czuć alkohol, goryczka niska, lekkie, nuty dębowe, whisky jakby. Piwo sprawia wrażenie wodnistego, jest bardzo pijalne, pomimo zbyt wysokiego wysycenia.
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sainsburys shared with McTapps. Thick and warming with a nice touch of alcohol, nuts and really ripe plums. Deep and full body making you feel Vetter within an instant. Finally a beer from faversham missing those crazy bitter endings. Sweet and string - wonderful.
McTapps (3920) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a deep dark amber-brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of barley and cake. Taste of barley, light malt, rum raisins, prunes, woods and nuts. Hints of cake. Enjoyable.
matstrange (63) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly dark orange in colour with a short lived head. Not much of an aroma to it at all. The beer seems to have quite a strength to it, you notice that right away. I think this was a strong truck load of hops!
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Asda in Leamington Spa, Warks. Light copper with white head. Sweet fruitiness to the fore, thin malts with a toffee’d note, caramelised and damsons. Quick finish. It’s ok.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; brown, white head; taste sweet, with caramel malt, yeast, spice; something of a harsh finish which lets it down; a disappointment, but not a write off.
Senka (446) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the archives: Had this as a promo on 2005, and many bottles later on. Pleasant bitter, but not quite strong ale. Can be slightly watery sometimes.
VictorSA (168) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kobberfarvet med godt skum. Maltaroma med rosiner, noe brent og litt integrert alkohol. Fin balanse, med god sødme og varme. (Havnabakken, 22.05.14)
Douberd (2218) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a Guinness glass. ABV 6.5%
Dark oranhe to light amber colour on the body, clear, with little activity in it. Two fingers of slighty off-white head, thick, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is malty, with dark fruits and a bit of sourness accompanying them, a bit of caramel.
Taste follows the aroma, some malts with dark fruits being dominant, albeit with a sourness in there. Some nuts as well.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
Overall okay, I could do without the acidic notes.