oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@SBWF2012. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is hops, mild metallic notes as well as some fruity and herbal notes with mild nectar too. Flavour is fruity, wooden, floral and quite caramelly. Quite sweet.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Highlander Inn. Craigellachie
Amber brown, clear, thin white head, good lacing, some static bubbles
Aroma - caramel malts, slight toasted malts, soft toffee
Taste - caramel malts, touch of toasted biscuit malts, some soft bitter hedgerow hops, touch of citrus, herbal note in there, subtle fruity caramel malts, only a touch of the Shep yeast in here - subtle but quite complex
Palate -soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour, fairly bitter fruity hops, hint of herbs, soft caramel and toasted malts
Overall - I was surprised by this..not usually a fan of Shep Neame but this was pretty good. It was served in top condition which I think helps a lot with this sort of beer - actually think this is the best beer I’ve had from them so far
Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ SBWF 2012.
Light brown color. Hops, watery, faint fruity notes in aroma. Faint hops, malty, minerals in flavor. Bland beer.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hoppy aroma - same old same old for a hoppy kentish bitter. Slight fruitiness. Taste is similar, and has the classic Kenti minerals. Some mushrooms and slight cottage cheese. Finish has an odd pepperiness. A dull ale, and pretty dodgy, at least in the state it arrived in Stockholm.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at The Parrot, Canterbury. mid to light brown colour with thin beige head. Slight toffeeish aroma. Only some sheps yeast flavour. Quite malty. Its not in best nick. Only cask they have. Some fruit like the late red but finish is sharper. Almost no condition but the flavour is ok. And has some decent bite on the finish. Has the best character of a sheps beer i have had for some time. Surprisingly decent
BeerViking (1424) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cak at the Royal Oak, Brentford. Red-brown with a fluffy beige head, malty and chestnutty with toffee and a touch of dark fruit, then a dry grapefruity bitterness. The elements are good but the balance is lacking.