davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chosen by the wife is adsa because she liked the bottle (thanks sarah), dark bitter with a not too long lasting frothy head, very dry initially with some floral flavours and quite a mouthfilling finish, hoppy at the end too, didn’t expect too much but was quite surprised
StueyD (1066) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber, brown beer with a frothy, weak, white head. The nose is initially sweet and malty, but this is followed by a floral hoppiness. The taste is again sweet, smooth and malty to begin with, then a dry, fruity hoppiness comes through to balance the flavour. The aftertaste is dry. (Bottle - Morrisons).
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Some hops on the nose but mostly malty caramel. Slightly sweet with just enough bitterness to balance but unfortunately slight boiled sweet flavours creep in which detracts from what otherwise seemed to be quite a tasty if sweet beer.
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice thick creamy head head with excellent thick lacing. Darkish caramel brown. Mild nose, faint malts, but not much happening. More interest in the palate, quite balanced in that neither malt or hops seems to dominate, but a fraction on the subdued side. Sweeter, slightly chocolate like malts kick in late. Finish is mundane, almost lager like. Interestingly this example is not brewed in the UK but rather France.
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light hop malt aroma. Clear red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt flavour. Flat palate.
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tea-amber colour, medium head. Caramel malt aroma. Nicely hopped sweet malt with a bigger-than-average bitter finish.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500cL brown bottle Poured a crystal clear deep amber with great frothy pale gold head.Nice fresh cellar aroma. Lovely rounded flavour, refreshing & satisfying. Full mouthfeel with long bitter finish. I was pleased to discover this beer, Its very easy to drink in large volumes.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet yeasty nose, weak white head. Soft mouthfeel with a somewhat uninspired finish. Malty and occasionally tasty but overall not too exciting.
vanvenlo (1153) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
14 Dec 05 - Light pleasant malt hop aroma. Clear medium brown colour, ordinary head but Ok lacing. Sweet hoppy malt flavour. Bitter palate and a bit thin. Just another ordinary English beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty and sweet aroma with a light caramel note. Flavor has more hoppy bitterness. Dry finish.