mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale is a very full bodied beer with a great filling and smooth taste. This English Strong Ale has a beautiful color and was served with a great head. I enjoyed two pints in Hong Kong while studying overseas.
Svesse (6717) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 22 Jan 2008) Amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with notes of dark fruit, nuts and malt sweetness shining through. Malty, nutty taste with citrus, dark fruit, solid malt sweetness and nicely balanced bitternes in the finish. Nice and balanced, but on the sweetish side.
SaintMatty (5716) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle- Copper coloured with a small white head. Malty and lightly hoppy aroma with a hint of toffee,caramel and peach. Not a very strong aroma but enough to notice. Nutty, malty taste which is slightly spicy and also features caramel and toffee. I quite like this. If only they brought back their bottle conditioned porter!
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alla spina al Penny Black (NA); mezza pinta inglese, versa colore ambrato rossiccio con non molta schiuma che se ne va abbastanza presto. Aroma interessante, fiorito, profumato; sapore leggermente al di sotto delle aspettative comunque graziosamente luppolato anche se un po’ grezzo nella sua dolcezza non molto stemperata e non aiutato da un corpo un po’ acquoso. Comunque buona!
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury. 1698, one from Shepherd Neame that I have been looking for for quite some time, pours a dark amber with a fairly-sized white head. It was a tad too cold for me when first poured, but after allowing it to warm slightly the flavours developed nicely. However, I still found it lacking in the aroma department; faintly malty to partner a slight hoppiness. Flavours of sweet and roasted malts hit the tongue with an ample dose of nuttiness. A nice, smooth beer on the palate as well, yet not too thin and not too thick (despite a fairly high alcohol content).
cgarvieuk (15955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... Copper colour ... Sharp fruit hop nose ... Fruity with a little caramel malt ... tiny clove touch ... quite grapefruit and a bit bitter in linger... All round not to bad and better than id expected.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red, clear. Crisp flavor, fruit and butterscotch. Pleasant hops. Aroma is much softer than the flavor.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle conditioned. BBQ, pinapple aroma. Dark orange, with a small white head. Taste bitter from the beginnig, spicy and good.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: amber copper color, transparent. Medium head, consistent but low persistent.
Aroma: intensive candy, nutty and toffee. The sweetness I remember me the honey, vanilla and butterscotch. Wood touches and fruity of peaches and apricots. Appetizing, softly hoppy.
Flavor: candy malty, very nutty, toffee, vanilla and butter. Fruity of stone peaches, apricots, tangerines and peel grapefruits. Soft hoppy finish, but persistent. Smoky, woody, nutmeg and butterscotch aftertaste. Slightly liquory (6,5%), similar to whisky and old rum.
Palate: medium body and silky texture. Low to medium carbonation.
Relatively complex and balanced beer. Nice nutty touch. Very advisable.
Fukito (870) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, July 07. Cristal clear, deep, shinny bronce color with a medium, nice head. Aroma is strong caramel and toffee with some skunky notes (transparent bottle!). Taste is malty, slightly bittersweet, and a strong alcoholic burn for it´s abv. Palate is medium to full, alcohol too strong and a sweet aftertaste. A too alcoholic and uninspiring strong ale.