tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with small beige head. Caramel and sweet malts aroma. Crispy sweet, acidy and hoppy flavor with notes of orange. Acidy bittersweet on palate. Finishes with great longlasting bitter-tart hoppy but also sweet aftertaste.
dynamiteninja (1473) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Well balanced on the nose, with a piney hop and caramel, toffee and fruity malt. Thin off white head, quickly disappears. Hazy amber appearance. Light to medium bitterness. Medium bodied, slight oily texture, some carbonation. Satisfying dry, bitter finish.
Muggus69 (1139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold/pale amber body, good clarity, sturdy white head.
Nice aroma; sweet biscuity malt, orange citrus hop, quite pungent and zesty with underlying spice and dried fruits.
Full body, nice chewy malt texture, moderate carbonation.
Sweet malts fill the mouth, good citrus fruit flavours, more hints of dried apricot and sultana in the background. Lingering finish, slight phenolic spice and relatively high balancing bitterness.
Well made and tasty bitter. Plenty of flavour and balance to entice.
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From botle. Pours a medium, mostly clear amber with slight off-white head. Definite nose of fruits, honey and caramel malt. Very well done brew, well balanced with hops and malt presence, but neither overbearing. Lacing throughout. A very enjoyable beer with medium body. Not too sweet, not too fruity, not too dry - Just perfectly bitter for my taste. Very surprised at the great taste since this is from bottle and not cask. CHEERS to Thwaites!
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, english hops, grass and earth. Flavour is malty, earth and flower.
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head nice clear amber pour aroms hoppy grassy fruit flavour fruit hops a bitter citrus taste nice sweetness of malt honey and nutty tastes,not bad at all,good bitter/sweet tastes.
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orangey golden body with short white head. Some lacing. Sweet malt and grapefruit in the taste, body is a little thin, easily drinkable just not too appealing.
diabel (1605) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Clear, golden body, hardly no head. Aroma of apple. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Bit hoppy, but quite weak. Still ok.
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of fruit and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and it’s very smooth and fruity with notes of malt, caramel, fruit and citrus. It is very full-bodied, charming and easy to drink.
PorterPounder (5358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - 500 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep dark copper with a frothy with head. Nice, sweet fragrant aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate and a touch of citrus. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness with some toffee, caramel. apricots and back end of spearmint. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Very enjoyable.