martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with thin off white head. Aroma is quite rich like fruit cake. Taste slightly sweet at start with hints of chocolate followed by quite intense burnt bitterness. Thin mouthfeel low carbonation.
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Chestnut colour with a fading cream head. Notes of toffee and grass. A bit of a vegetable edge. OK though.
zacgillbanks (2270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Booths and Corbridge Larder (in 2003). This is a cloudy dark copper coloured beer with rich red fruit and chocolate flavours, slight sour fruity notes and a creamy bitter roasted finish.
ReV2 (143) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of farmyards, poured an odd brown colour like it had gone off. I was expecting it to taste of vinegar & cardboard but it was OK. Taste of burnt caramel, some hops on the finish but something missing. Got better but likely to be my first and last.
tommann (2702) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is bready malt and burnt chocolate. Taste has milk chocolate to start and a burnt, bready malt finish, with some cocoa.
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber-red with a very thin head. There’s little pleasing about its bitter taste with only a modicum of sweetness to be found in this aspect, although it has a much better nose in this respect.
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Booths, Preston. Pours clear dark chestnut brown with decent off-white head. Aromas are slightly soapy, toffee, fruit cake. Quite a bitter finish. Not bad.
Quokka (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dish soap head. Distinct banana nose. Ever so slightly light roasty with lots of dextrins. A bit watery. Finish is thin and slightly sour. For a beer only available in bottles, it should have better head and slightly more carbonation. Meh. I’m not a banana fan. Might be too cold, to be fair, but if it’s in a bottle, it’s going in the fridge.
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Thin white head. Copper body. Nose is hops, floral, earthy, fruit, juicy malt and spice. Bitter. Bitter finish.
minutemat (1569) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown and seemed quite promising from the colour and aroma, but what taste it does have - English hops, malts and dried fruits - is simply not rich enough and seem lost in its thin, watery texture. Disappointing.