a_cross (623) - 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 (568) - 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 (167) - 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 (2615) - 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.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -Dark golden coloured, small off-white head, mild fruity nose (slightly acidic). Sweet malty, caramel and mild hoppy presence with notes of fruits and hops in the finish. No trace of alcohol. Had better had worse.
czlowiekwiadro (251) - POLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
świerzy zapach zielonego jabłka, odrobina mięty i dość wyraźny karmel. kolor bursztynowy, piana dość skąpa, ale ładna. w smaku przypieczony chleb, toffi i dość spora goryczka i kwaśność z bardzo lekką palonością.
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Seiyu supermarket during the Craft Beer Fest Kyoto 2014. Malty nose with what seem like fumes. Light copper/amber color. Way malty initial, honey, hop needles pricking the palate. Finish is smooth and nearly flattened out. Something in the water. Tasty.
Stuartyboy (730) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle light clear amber ale taste is sweet malt and fruity soft carmel slight hop bitterness on finish generally quite nice
triskaideka (166) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Poured amber with white head that fizzled out quickly. Aroma is remininscent of fruit cake. Taste is also fruit cake with malty elements. I liked it
hohops (365) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- copper, not much head at all. Aroma- malts, some dark fruit and caramel. Taste- lots of caramel and toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, malty hints, hoppy, smooth, medium to full mouthfeel. Nice.