Gary (1630) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Dark brown -white foamy head. hoppy nose-rich hops. grapefruit textured hop accents ...woody ,bitter dry -attacking hops ..caramel sweet tones. Passable stuff.
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear red with a tan head. Aroma offer, cardboard, marmite, caramel, grass, grapefruit, light oatmeal. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I knew this was going to be good as soon as I poured it. Deep red lovely head and instantly glorious hop aroma. Nose dominated by the hops, but what hops! Resinous overripe fruit and that glorious cheese factor! Taste is wonderfully nuanced with dark fruits duking it out with sharp yellow fruit on a bed of gorgeous and subtle maltiness. Really great beer.
Borresteijn (5312) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Clear reddish amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of citrussy hops, chocolate, hint of coffee, toast, hint of toffee. Flavour of toast, light-roasted malts, chocolate/cocoa, grapefruit, citrus, some tropical fruits, firm dry bitter finish with a little cocoa. Light-bodied. Really tasty mix of a best bitter, ipa, and mild ale imo.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of muted floral hops, roast malt. Medium body, flavour of overly roasted malt, quite bitter, coffee grinds, some sweet berry fruit hidden. Lingering bitter, dry finish.
BRW (1428) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La bona pinta. Brown colour with off-white head. Citric and pine aroma, with some caramel. Malt, sweet caramel, pine taste, also citric. Medium body.
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cerveseria La Resistència, Barcelona. Pours a cloudy bright golden colour with a white lacy foamy head. Aroma of strong floral hops, pale malts and mellow caramel notes. Flavour is really bitter with floral hops, pine, grapefruit, grass and some sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and really soft carbonation. Finishes very bitter and rather dry. Some alcohol warmth in the finish as well. Great stuff.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours reddish brown in color with a small off-white head. Some piney notes, sweet ripe tropical fruits and light notes of chocolate. A bit of dark fruity sweetness mixed with grapefruit bitterness in taste. Nice one, works really well. Perhaps there’s some slightly burnt notes too. Nice amber ale indeed.
downender (6880) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Famous Royal Naval Volunteer, Bristol 21/8/2013. Big citrus and pine notes, red berries, earthy, bready malts and a lingering dry finish. Enjoyable.
KyotoLefty (7430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Olbaren. Medium to dark brown withorange tints and a huge, fine, foamy, chocolate milkshake head. Very malty caramel and chocolate nose with huge, grassy, dirty hops. Smells like a hoppy brown ale. Interesting, odd flavors: grass and earth, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, sweat, minerals. Not an IPA in my book. Citrusy, grassy finish is a bit harsh in a herbal way, though not so bitter. Interesting. Not great, but decent.