fugitive (1907) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Color hazy dark orange with small head. Aroma fruity, yeast, malt. Taste sweet, malt, caramel, phenol.
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Small head.Hoppy with citrus and floral flavours. Quite complex and very interesting. Back to form for this brewery.
catinnaflat (11) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dronfield Beer Shop. Toffee brown, clear, small off white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and citrus fruit. Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Dry malt taste, with mild peppery/fruity notes, slightly underpowered. Dry hop finish with hint of citrus. Pleasant but unremarkable.
Maersk (152) - MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red color, medium head. Smells honey, caramel, dark fruit, intense hops...and metal. Seems that this is a style feature as London Pride also has it (but the latter is more obvious). Palate is surprisingly sweet and malty, but it remains unnoticed as more hops cover into play in the finish. There’s an unpleasant bitter/sour spike in the end.
ShivanDragon (3300) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holiday, top-50 fun hunt. #-4. From @Bitter Virtue, 500 ml. Pours bright red/amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, straw, hay, wheat, yeast, malt, medium hoppiness. Taste is very soft, fresh, caramel, hop, hopbitterness modest, typical English hops, the bitterness flattens quite quickly after the sip, underneath easy going and very accessible, some tea, mild and some roasted malts, medium body
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home picked up from beer gonzo, drunk in the garden on a very warm summer’s evening. Pours a rich ruby red amber colour with a loose, sticky magnolia head. Aroma is delicate hedgerow berries, tangy red currants, hints of dried orange peel, fruits and nuts. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, dried orange rind, red berries, little toasted bread. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, moderate carbonation, and a decent crisp finish. Very well balanced and drinkable.
dchad56 (358) - - JUL 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - high carbonation, light brown with small tan head. Strong fruity aroma, ting on tongue and in mouth. Better as fizz slows down but not really to my taste.
wiedrzensky (770) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours is amber with thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, honey, pine and resin, toffee and herbal notes. Taste is moderate bitter, caramel and toffee mouthfeel. Medium body, slick texture, bitter finish. Very drinkable!
androman (1783) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at home from Thornbridge, Buxton. Nose is fruity. Body is deep ruby amber, head is medium, cream white, creamy, fully lasting, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral, honey, caramel, chocolate, tea, leaves. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and roasty medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, very tasty, great balanced aroma.
jjsint (2322) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, consumed at home. Brownish-red, light and translucent. A small film of creamy head sits on top. Delicious scent. Spruce, soft citrus, sweet herbs and turpentine. Exceedingly bitter taste, there’s a resiny sweetness which briefly surfaces but it’s drowned out by the bitter finish. Hop oil dominates the aftertaste. Body in surprisingly weak. Very good but lacking the final punch I was halfway expecting.