allmyvinyl (3673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear amber, thick white head. Light resin and citrus aromas, light caramel. Taste is burnt toffee, resin bitterness, burnt orange. Bitter finish. Not bad.
gegwilson (1274) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booths in Ripon. A golden beer with a small white head. Some good bitter hop notes with marmalade, citrus and a dry bitter finish. Refreshing and quite tasty.
tigulli (6) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mild, korn, korn, korn, roasty, roasty, roasty, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn, korn
wimpyjoe (4183) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured with a very small head. Has fruity and citric notes with a fair hoppy bitterness. Good aroma.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 05/05/13. An orange gold coloured beer with no head. Nice strong and hoppy. An amarillo like spicy sting in the mouth. Sticky oranges on the nose. Malts verge towards being too sweet and make it a bit too chewy bit otherwise it’s pretty decent.
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booth’s- no mention of Victoria. Clear bronze with a loose, subsiding white foam. Aroma of rose and strawberry jelly; slight butter, straw, just-rubbed Fuggles;some peachy, crystal-malt laden US IPA leanings. Husky and biscuit base topped with berry fruit, stewed tea, generous marmalade bitterness. Good lingering aftertaste with oily nut and deep grassy hop notes. Celery hints. Solid.
JohnRMurdoch (3322) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Great Grog. Reddish orange brown colour, not much head. Dry flowery caramel hop aroma. Rust hop flavour, Bitter citrus aftertaste. Somewhere between a bitter & IPA.
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
30th November 2011
Bright clear amber beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, a little crisp and semi dry. Trace of pale malt. Bitter hops - with a little marmalade and lemon. Finishes semi dry with what feels like infinite bitter linger! Okay if a bit harsh.
jackl (4680) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Earl of Essex. Cheers to Leighton for the pour! The appearance is deep amber with a small off-white head. The aroma’s of rich wood, leather, some woodland earthiness and red apple skin. The taste is cherry pit, more rich woody oak, toasted malts with a touch of grass on the finish. Medium body, a bit thin in profile. Overall, I didn’t like this very much. The flavors were somewhat incongruous.
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Earl of Essex, London. Pours clear gold with a strong, white cream head. Nose holds dry straw, dry orange. Light to medium sweet flavor, some dry leaves, grass, toasty pale malts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, toasty leaf finish, further notes of dry orange. An OK effort at an IPA.