bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy ripe apricot with a slight beige head. Rich semi-dark fruit aroma. Med body (almost). Fruity. Peachy. Underlying roast malt with a slight touch of tobacco/leather. Mouthsmacking.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Gravity cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 25 Nov 2011) Hazy amber colour with brief head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, dried fruit and hints of oak wood. Fruity, malty taste with notes of dried fruit, citrus, apricots, honey and floral hops in a finish with a fairly gentle bitterness. More than medium body, slightly sweetish. Very nice.
jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged ale. Light, honey color appearance. No head. Very light carbonation. Very sweet flavor. Enjoyable, but lacks significant depth. Given the quality of these two brewers, I was hoping for a bit more from this beer to be honest!
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Beer Ritz, Leeds. A slightly hazy dark amber pour with a middling yet lingering whiteish head. The aroma was comprised of sweet malts, orange, wood and some hop notes lurking also. Similarly sweet flavour with hints of spices and citrus, and fairly prominent booze. Some developing hop bitterness towards the finish. Tasty stuff but not quite a gold medalist.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Pours cloudy amber-apricot with a finger and a half of off-white head that recedes to a thin layer. Aroma of some caramel and licorice, as head recedes there is some sweaty and lightly metallic hops. Mouthfeel is fizzy, feels over-carbonated. Flavor is dull, an orange-like quality initially with a hit of hops. Virtually no malt presence. Reminiscent of soda water.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze leaning towards orange appearance. Small head and a combination of citrus and hops. Comlex and interesting flavours. The name was a bit off putting. The coalition ( government ) is evil, this beer is lovely.
Balazs (684) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Borefts 2011. Amber-ruby color with a tan head. White grapes, caramel, apple, somewhat vinous. Bitter taste in a medium body and carbonation. Sweet finish.
skortila (4176) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ UDRM april 8th 2011. The aroma has caramel malts. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, light bitter, has caramel, toffee and some hops.
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle l picked up from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon consumed 21.08.11 at home Pours amber with a white head. This is quite thick feeling in the mouth, some orange, middling bitterness, tangy, fruity and with long finish but overall I felt just a tiny bit dissapointed. A7 A4 T6 P4 Ov13 3.4
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Cask at the Euston Tap, 1st Dec 2010. Orange, very small white head. Lovely marmalade nose with resin and underlying sharper citrus notes. Resinous, rich flavour. Great weight - heavy enough for you to respect it but light enough to drink by the pint. Just the right amount of ’cling’ in the mouth. Lovely beer. Additional notes, bottle from Drink of Fulham (brewed Feb 09, bottled Oct 2010), drunk 8th March 2012. Still superb - really delivers what the label promises: sandalwood and honey on the nose, liquorice bittterness at the finish.