AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank thanks to James Tulloch.
Appearance - amber to chestnut with a thin head.
Nose - earthy and spicy with some fruit cake.
Taste - tobacco more fruit cake and candied fruit.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a dry texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - needs to be more bitter for this style I think. That said it’s a decent ESB.
jamestulloch (1845) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beerhive, tasting at Appellation Wines. Hazy chestnut body with a thin beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, orange and a hint of filter coffee. Flavour of fig biscuits, sweet caramel and earth. Bitter finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel Soft fizz. A bit too sweet for my liking. Lacks hop character.
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, MAD tasting, cheers to James Tulloch! Pours dark amber, thick off-white head. Big resin aromas, pine too. Taste is toffee sweet, crystal malt, bitter builds up, but a little sweet for me.
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Very resinous aroma. Taste if toffee, resin. Sweet and bitter.
Baramba (331) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. Dark brown, beige minimal head,pine citrus and grassy aroma, explosion in mouth, long aftertaste, perfect balance. Nice one
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. dark hazy brown with medium beige head. aroma is malty with caramel and fruity hops. taste is similar.
Meilby (8610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Dark orange, very hazy, beige creamy head. Smell of peach, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits. Moderate to medium sweet, tropical fruits, quite sticky texture. Moderate bitter, resins and zests. Very nice Imperial ipa
Cunningham (5246) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Cloudy reddish golden color with a nice big off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild balanced grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruity.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average to flat carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Balanced rich smooth grapefruit hoppy, toffee and tropical fruity. Dangerously well integrated alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty fresh and nice DIPA. Dangerously easy drinkable.
Personal stats: On tap at Haand14 in Drammen, Norway
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is fruity hops, some caramel, hint of grass. Flaovur is quite crisp, medium bitterness, fruity hops. Nice.