oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker amber with forthy, short lived off white head. Aromas of hops and fruit, unfortunately with some skunkyness. Flavour of nuts hops and grains. Dry bitter finish. Medium carbonation and good body. Quite enjoyable.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-brown colour and the aroma brings some nuts, hops and fruit. Flavor is fruity and some malty feel. This one is to thin and watery. No character.
sm89walt (1946) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bishop’s Finger is a dark amber beer with a large, creamy beige head, although this quickly disappears. Light and hoppy fruit aromas greet the nose. Upon tasting, one’s tongue receives a pleasant amount of dry malt with a medium lasting bitter hop finish. There’s nothing terribly elaborate about this bitter but it’s very drinkable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl can from systembolaget. Pours a nice clear, sparkling brown with a small and fleeting white head. Aroma is mild, but has some faint tart, sour hops and some mellow malt. Body is a little thin and carbonation slightly bubbly. Flavor is very working class and straight forward: not very malty or sweet, not too bitter, but manages to hit you with a little malt and hop character by the finish. Balances nicely into a medium finish where some bitterness shows up. Nothing to get worked up about, but pretty drinkable.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber with decent head. Malty aroma, roasted malty taste with some caramel and licorice. Semidry hop finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber color, malt aroma with a hint of hops, malt flavor with hop undertones and a slight bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby/copper with a beige medium head with small bubbles. Aroma of damp caramel and roastyness. Taste liqurice, then flowers, with a long bitter finish. Silky palate.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very pretty red hue, with a small but sustained head. Quite a bitter flavour, though well balanced by some sweet maltiness. A fairly decent straight foward brew.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Copper colour, rich head. The flavour is dominated by roasted malt. Pleasantly hoppy finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle bought from Tesco. Long time since I’ve had this from bottle, as, following the UK beer splits I have exactly been rushing to re-sample the pasteurised bottles that I have tried many times before. Rich coppery colour, but not much head. Smoky malt features strongly in the aroma although it also has a somewhat ashy quality. There’s a touch of paper as is to be expected. Also some berry fruit. The flavour is less fruity, with more dry malt and earthy, spicy hops coming through quite strongly. The fruity notes return in the aftertaste. Fairly bitter mouthfeel but the returning fruit provides decent balance. Pretty good for a pasteurised beer.