hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lidl. Brownish-ambernwith a large white head. Sweet and spicy aroma with just a touch of apple peel. Taste is autumnal and earthy. Sweet malt and a little fruit, followed by a mid bitter finish. I thought this was pretty good.
birocotsios (70) - - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with cream top. Sweet aroma of malts and toffee. Sweet taste with malts, caramel toffee and red fruits.
hawthorne00 (2942) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C. Copper with a bit of a pink tinge, light beige head. Aroma of redcurrants, plums, biscuity malt. Fair bit of body, lowish carbonation. An intriguing array of fruit and biscuity flavours - redcurrants, cranberries, plums, blood oranges. Moderately bitter and somewhat astringent finish. Pretty engaging drop.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons and drunk at home; Chestnut colour, lasting beige head. Light Sheps house yeast aroma, with some sweet fruity malts. In the mouth, there is some malt. A little light cocoa. Bit thin on the swallow. Some hops, but mostly bitterness rather than flavour. Some almost burnt malt. Toffee. Dryness. Ok. A little thin on the back end.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[7199-20150425] Bottle. Biscuit bready grains aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted grains and breadcrumbs and biscuit malt flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Morena rubi. Espuma normal, dos dedos poco duradera. Aroma malteado. Sabor continúa el aroma, algo mas frutal pero sin acabar de hacerse, con un regusto al fondo del paladar poco agradable.
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another winner from The usually reliable Shepard name, would have sworn this was a porter if I’d been blind folded on first taste opens up to become smokey bready and some fruit plum? Decent bottle from b and m
Metalchopz (2665) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep rich amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and creamy lacing. Lots of fruits starting with red apples, then going into some darker ones like prunes, dates to show the caramel base. Fruity malt flavours found in a red ale with some decent hops in the finish. Lightly dry. Not sure about the Ghost Brew thing, as I would prefer a pumpkin beer for this, but overall a very nice ESB with nice grassy notes.
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-04-25. Dark mahogany brown body, nice foamy beige head fades. 3+ Nice malty aroma has a melange of English malts with notes of toffee, biscuity toasty malt. 7+ Flavour is on the dry side despite being malt forward. Sweet toffee and caramel in the middle. Mild bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. It does what it was trying to do rather nicely, a solid take on the style, but it’s not necessarily something I would personally comeback to often. Decent. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
Stuu666 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish amber, nose is malty, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, dry.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Gustav Adolf Torg
Beautiful color, dark amber with red reflex, but small head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, light feet. Lean mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, too dry and too ashy for me. Correct bitterness. Disturbing character of burnt malts in the end.
As said, too ashy.