skortila (4174) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma is very fruity, aprikots, flowers, dried fruits. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is bitter, has aprikots, caramel malts. Lots there. Nice complexity. Great red.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour at Cask, Pimlico. Hoppy reds aren’t necessarily a big lure for me, and that’s what this beer was, regardless of the (now pretty capacious) "Bitter" category. Light copper pour, fairly clear, only medium carbonation. Bright citrus and hops in the nose, with a goodly amount of candy too. Mouthfeel a bit too slick, which tended to enhance the sweet malts perhaps a bit too much. Okay.
jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Deep red color. Lovely fruity nose. Big, boisterously hoppy bitter taste with a lovely dry/smooth finish. Body is medium/full, nicely subtly supporting carbonation. Good.
ClubGonzo (3196) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bieresgourmet webshop. Pours a near-murky nut brown body with a big creamy off-white head. Nose is licorice, nougat, dark fruits, raisins, hints of grass and herbs. Taste is deep dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, heather, honey, hints of grass and white pepper. Medium body and carbonation. A well-modulated and integrated taste profile with an original stone-fruity twist. Nice one, and very far from a "bland bitter".
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is malty, fruity, touch of spice.
Flavour is very smooth red fruit, some malt with a fitting bitter touch.
Awesome balance, would loce this as a session ale.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Dark reddish pour. Aroma of funky earth and pine. Flavor is slightly bitter, earthy and with quite spicy hops. Ok brew.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a foamy head. The aroma of hops, fruits and some spices. The taste is dry bitter, fruity hops. The aftertaste is dry bitter and some sweet.
tiong (2768) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Black Door, Helsinki
Pours dark amber orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruity hops and toffee. Taste is hoppy with notes of fruits, grass and caramel malts. Finish is fruity and sweetish with notes of bitter hops and toffee. Nice, tasty and hoppy real ale.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The White Horse on Parson’s Green, London. 1/2 pint came in nice small tulip glass. Medium brown colour, reasonable head. Mild malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour with hoppy aftertaste. Oily & smooth. A rich strong bitter.
mile (2443) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and toffee, faint hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and fruitiness, faint roasted malt and faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Caramel sweetish bitter. Too sweet and fruity for me.