downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/5/2013. reddish amber with a slight, white head. Sweet red berries, orange peel, and caramel with a hint of pine and green herb. Not much character for such a high ABV beer.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
15th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Bright clear amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Sweet and slightly skewed malt, toffee, dried fruits and candy fruits. Malt cream. The individual components are okay but overall it doesn’t hang together. A bit of a sweet mess. I thought Tempest were beyond this point now. Disappointing!
Theydon_Bois (6522) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clerkwnwell, 13/04/13.
Hazed dark amber with a thinnish beige head that retains well as a film and edgeing.
Nose is dark malt, hops, fruits, sugars, light soapy notes.
Taste comprises brown sugars, hops, tangy tropical fruit, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness.
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ CBC Clerkenwell. As warm up to the glorious celebration of my birth. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The aroma’s of zesty orange citrus. Some sweet cotton candy. Light caramel malts. Sugar cookies. The taste is raspberry tart, a bit of tropical cantaloupe and orange. Slightly grainy body. Toasty malts. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a solid balanced effort.
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a deep ambercolour with a little white head. Aroma is caramel malts, hint of rye and pine hops. Taste is sweet toffee, caramel, resiny and some orange zest. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent and balanced.
jamestulloch (997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Lychee, wood and caramel.
Appearance: Hazy copper body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Light carbonation. Nice lacing.
Taste: Sweet caramel, toffee popcorn and a hint of cherry flavoured bubblegum. Lychee and ginger notes are noticeable as the beer warms. Soft rye spice on the finish.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation fizz on the tongue.
Overall: A sweet, interesting IPA. If the bitterness was heightened a little more, I’d have absolutely loved it.
JohnRMurdoch (2886) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ BrewDog. Dark red brown colour, not much head. Mild hop aroma. Dry fruity hop flavour. Flowery fruity aftertaste. An unusual light fruity IPA.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Cobbles Inn, Kelso. Pours a lovely reddish-brown with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is of pine, spice (from the rye) and a creamy biscuity backbone. The taste has the grapefruit, I expected to get on the nose, but there’s less of the pine, though still plenty of the spicy rye. The palate is medium bodied with a big creamy yet tangy texture and a long clean finish and no sign of the alcohol. Overall, an excellent beer.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, dark gold with a rich, creamy head. Sugary citrus nose, orange. Medium sweet flavor, some spicy bitterness, ripe citrus, a bit of creamy bread, ginger, tangerine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some sticky sugars, light caramel, spicy hops, ginger essence. Interesting, nice.
Scopey (5305) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Anderson, Fortrose. It pours deep amber, with a thin white head. The nose is wood, rye, sweet orange, prune, date and raisin. The taste is rye, spice, brown bread, underlying caramel, nut, raisin, grape, resin, some alcohol warmth and citrus notes, with a deliciously bitter finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and well balanced. The world of pain that was involved in making this was worth it!