Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another completely funny label from Skinner! The brew is dark amber with a nice, white head. The aroma has notes of honey, malt and hops and the flavour is delicious with notes of honey, malt, caramel, fruit and hops, fruit and a nice moderate bitterness. Not a piece of art, just a charming, uncomplicated ale, that is very easy to drink.
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint cask @ Rising sun, Kingsand, Cornwall. Golden coloured with white head, fairly sweet with a full bodied taste of the honey, long bittersweet aftertaste. I loved it but doubt if it is to everyones taste.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2007 - I aint usually a fan of honey beers such as Fullerís offering and some of the Skinnerís number, such as Betty Stoggs Bitter are disgusting, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. Malty and hoppy and the honey addess a sweetness, but itís not overpowering, which is the key.
piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ 2007 Oxford Beer Festival. Dark gold in colour with aromas of light malt, hay-like hops, and a minor floral note. The honey comes through a bit more in the mouth, along with some lightly toasted grain. Fairly sweet, and a touch unbalanced. Needs a bit more hop influance.
fonefan (31768) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Old Bakery, CV8, Kenilworth. Clear medium amber color with a small creamy, virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, honey, grain, light smoke, light light mocca. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, refreshing. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.
cgarvieuk (12190) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden colour, sweet hop, sweet little hop rresins with a nice honey sweetness in linger.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Sim rate (Cask at Planet Thanet): Hoppy, straw and slightly sweet. Sinkable sweet citric flavour. Could drink loads of this. Smooth.
JonMoore (1649) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber coloured with a thick off-white head. Aroma of hops, malts and some honey. Taste is hoppy with a touch of honey. Lightly bitter and dry finish. Pretty good.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 Cask handpump at the Tavistock Food and Drink Festival, 29/07/2006. A dark amber colour with an average-sized head. Light malty, slightly sweet aromas. A nice, smooth hoppy taste with just a little honey along with malt in the finish. Only a little sweetness. Very drinkable stuff.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber to yellow coloured beer with a quickly dissipating, yellow white coloured head. A light aroma, initially hoppy, then a mellow maltiness. The taste is dry, bitter and hoppy.Then there is a smooth, malty flavour that carries a tiny trace of honey that is accompanied by a banana-like tropical fruit taste, through to the end. The finish is dry and hoppy. (Bottle)