johndoughty (3564) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - DEC 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown appearance which started off tasting quite dry, although a bitter edge soon appeared.Lots of other flavours lingered making for a quite comlex and interesting beer.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown coloured. Fruity aroma. Fruity flavour with hoppy notes and a rather bitter and dry finish. Quite tasty and well balanced.
imdownthepub (9212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle Conditioned. Dark brown with no head. Bought directly at Shugborough but obviously off. Sour tart and skunked, horrid.
rauchbier (3504) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned? Tart toffee notes when you first open the bottle, dark red brown colour with no head. Has a slight woody tang and plenty of raisin and winey notes, like a dry spicy fruit cake with a lipcoating oiliness and sweet finish. Reminded me of a aged blended beer like a flanders brown, but with not quite enough character.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before Nov 04. This beer had a small sized head with fine sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was carbonated, hazy with a brown hue. The nose consisted of malt and caramel with a bitter and malty flavor. The mouthfeel was somewhat bitter with some hops notes. This was a medium bodied beer with no lacing.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my friend Martin from England for sending me this fine ale. The bottle was marked best before Nov04. It poured a very small head of clear transparent bubbles that lasted a long time. The second pour showed the bubbles to be a brown color. The body was hazy carbonated and brown in color. The aroma was nicely malted and had mild caramel overtones. It formed a poor lace. The mouthfeel was bitter at the start, biting, hoppy and yet smoothened in the finish. It has a English bitter hop flavor with some brown malt notes. We had this beer with a pizza dinner and it went wonderully with it. Thanks again Martin! Congratulations too! It rated a 4!!!