berkshirejohn (4209) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Tesco. Not bottle-conditioned. Very lively pour although this doesn’t seem to be bottle conditioned; copper with a thick beige head that falls back quickly; heady aroma of raisin and alcohol; rich, thick and oily in the mouth, with vinous fruits and chocolate flavours leaving a dry, nutty and moreish finish. An excellent example of the ESB style.
DruncanVeasey (6952) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle classified as ’local beer’ by Coventrian Tossco. Not very. Rubyish pour with beige suds. Earthy, resinous N.American hop aroma (Galena?) has got me interested straight away. Spiky hops in the mouth, blackcurrant, ash, a late nibble of bread/biscuit. Chocolate infused with something herbal- thyme? Shades of Tunnel. Fresher, earthier and less (roasted) malt-accented than the colouration would suggest. Another impressively hopped bottled bitter from this brewer. Uncomplicated, savoury hop goodness. My kind of beer.
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Caramel, cherries, apples and milk chocolate in the nose. Smooth balanced mouth, mildly sweet with the milk chocolate coming out quit a bit. Caramel, cherries and milk chocolate linger in the finish.
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden with a nice head. The aroma has notes of hops and roasted malt. In the flavour the roasted malts are distinct and they and the hops give a sweetish, slightly bitter and full body. A nice one.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown appearance and quite malty.The maltiness lingers for quite a while. Slight burnt taste which makes it stand out from most run of the mill bitters. Worth trying.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Dark copper with a bubbly tan head. Faint malty nose with a slight hint of grapefruit. Wheaty flavour with some sweet malt. Nutty and bitter finish with a slight hint of alcohol that eventually turns into a lasting coffee aftertaste. Only down side is that it is much too sticky. Almost hard to swallow.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge(JDW), Soton. Earthy with vanilla and heaps of toffeeish malts. Not great but suprisingly not massively sweet, rough finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Counting house. Aroma was a malty spicey beast, some grassy and peppery hop. Taste was again toffee malt over a good about of spice, noteable nutty nutmeg bite, peppery hop balance’s well.
Beese (1152) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper colour beer with a fair amount of head. Malmty aroma. Biscuity, malty flavours, perhaps just a little salty. Tastes fairly strong, alcohol-wise. Quite a good beer, perhaps just a one-pinters, though. Definitely different from the norm.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel and fruity sweet aroma with notes of hops. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with some fruity notes and a light dry and hoppy finish.