mjs (4169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE Nov 14, at William K Kurvi, 20140311) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, toffee, malts and earth. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were toffee, sweetness, earth, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A Bitter with stronger ABV. Not bad a all.
VastActiv (2017) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.5l at William K. Kurvi, Helsinki. BBE NOV 14. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness, hops and malts. Typical basic British style IPA and nothing more.
cenzu (14) - - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
the promising scent and beautiful clear colour are the front of a beer that in the end is little more than an underwhelming experience.
the beer is easy to drink, but mostly thanks to it’s watered down taste.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt, some pear and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some pear and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
undercurrent25 (1296) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical Shepherd Neame beer, very hoppy but not necessarily typically IPA like, I enjoyed it, but as with a lot of their beers I know what it will taste like before drinking it
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 50cl, no BB.
Ambrée, col épais crémeux blanc cassé.
Arôme offre un bouquet restant centré sur un malt caramel assez basique et très anglais de caractère. Tout cela reste compensé par un houblonné Kent - Golding offrant des notes citronnées et herbacées nobles.
Palais reste ici aussi axé sur les malts ponctués par des houblons amer très anglais avec un fini sec et poussiéreux.
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle kindly passed on by Yngwie. Clear amber coloured body. Moderate off-white head. Caramel nose, vague hops beneath. Malt-fruity taste, caramel and herbal hops. Restrained bitterness to a malt-fruity ending. Fine bodied and smooth on the swallow. Likable (Tour de Østfold, bus trip, RBNG 15.02.2014)
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear dark golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing at a plastic cup.
Aroma: Caramel malty, butterscotch, hoppy and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium + body. Slight sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Hoppy, butterscotch and fruity on a solid malty back.
Overall impression: And a bit less butterscotch would have done this one fine.
Personal stats: Bottle. Buss ale at RBNG14
ReV2 (119) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First bottle had an aroma of rotting parsnips and a taste not dissimilar. 3 months later a much smoother palate of doughy malt, slight spice and a subtle hop aftertaste. Not the best IPA by a long way but nice enough for a strong English ale very much improved with time in the bottle.
tfredvik (910) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Clear copper body with a white head that sticks to my beautiful plastic cup. Moderate aroma that is mainly malty, with caramel and dough. Some well ripe fruity notes in the back. Moderate sweet taste and a pleasant moderate plus bitter finish. The rather strong flavours are again on the caramel malty side. Soft carbonation, ok mouthfeel.
[RBNG14 sample, courtesy of yngwie @ the Tour de Østfold bus, Halden]