DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 05/08/2009
Diacetyl and some hop aroma. Golden coloured and pale with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with full tan head. The aroma is muted malts mixing with spicy to earthy hops. The taste is malty with a layer of caramel to start before spicy hops and a dash of citrus acidity like bitterness come to the surface. By midway mild earthiness, spicy and floral hops all sort of over running the malts in a mild mannered way. It ends with a slight hop tingle, a mild bit of roast and a memory of malt sweetness.
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Esplanadi, BB 09/2012
Aroma feels very english with lots of toffee hops and some caramel. Flavour has English toffee, grassy hops and caramel. Woody and nutty finish. Decent, and faithful to the style.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange copper with an off white head. Fresh grassy hop aroma with a hint of caramel. Well balanced flavor with caramel malt and grassy/floral hops. Pretty good.
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/12/11. 12oz bottle. Clearish light amber with a small tan head. Plain malty aroma with a hint of floral hops. Sweet, malty, buttery flavor.. blech!
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Pale amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, slightly malty nose with notes of grainy malt, toffee and orange peel. Fruity, malty taste with grainy malt, toffee and a mild citrussy bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, fairly dry. Clean and enjoyable, but hardly exciting.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009. Ginger colour. I’ve heard people talk about he Ringwood yeast used by Shipyard producing some diacetyl but this was full of butterscotch in the aroma. Also some cardboard. Not quite as pronounced on the palate as on the nose but still not great. Thin, rather watery, mouthfeel. Something wrong with this bottle? Flagged for re-rate.
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange. Aroma has some hops and malt. Average carbonation. Aftertaste has some bitterness, too much cloying sourness. On tap at St Johns tap room in Virgin Islands.
PorterPounder (7225) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Rerate Aroma a little bit off, slightly lemony and sour, overall still decent though Original 3.7 Big C’s Liquors, Winter Park, Fl. 22 oz bomber. Pours a medium copper with a thin, but fluffy white head. Fresh, clean, slightly minty aroma with some underlying hints of fruit - nectarines perhaps. Good subtle bitter flavor, subtle citrus hoppiness. Some peppermint as well. Solid malty backbone - touch of maple syrup. Very solid pale ale. Would make a good session ale. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Best of the Shipyards thus far.
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (341ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and light oily herbal hops. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Mediocre stuff.