gegwilson (921) - 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 Boothís in Ripon. Chestnut colour with a fading cream head. Notes of toffee and grass. A bit of a vegetable edge. OK though.
zacgillbanks (2091) - 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 (138) - 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 (2600) - 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 (3483) - 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. Thereís 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 (2793) - 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. Iím not a banana fan. Might be too cold, to be fair, but if itís in a bottle, itís going in the fridge.
dynamiteninja (1467) - 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 (1283) - 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.
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. An odd one. Pretty good taste and palate with malted hops coming through and a coffee bitter hit after. But the aroma, it smelt extremely stale and not appealing.