jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of roasted malts and hazelnuts, with a light hint of rye bread, some cherries and milk chocolate. flavour is mostly treebark and yeast, slightly tart and chalky, with some notes of dark berries and grilled mushrooms. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense bread and grain malts, some caramel and hay. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: soft carbonation, malty sweets continue, light bitters coming up, slightly dry finish,
Overall: quite a pleasant Bitter, yet missing the winter spices. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.
SlackerMads (1776) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a small off white head. Dark bread, wood, with the spices blending in nicely. It is kind of like a different mild ale, but not too interesting overall. Medium body, medium sweet, light bitter.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Fox, Twickenham, 11/01/14.
Very lightly hazed amber/copper with a good sized off white cap that retains well.
Nose is bready malt, pepper, clove, light spice, biscuit crumble, musty tones.
Taste comprises bready malt, light toffee, orchard fruits, earthy, pepper, pinch of spice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitter notes in the closure.
Ok stuff, inoffensive, nothing Iíd be rushing back to though.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
9th December 2011
Pigs Ear. Clear dark brown beer. Suddy pale tan head. Smooth light palate. Dry mild floral malt. Nice tangy tangerine. Dry finish. Not bad.
Martinus (3171) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown colour, small off-white head. Lovely nose, aroma of caramel, malts, roasted malts, toast, light spicy, light nuts, some sweetness. Light sweet flavour, rather thin body. Too thin for my liking. Finish light spicy, somewhat fruity. Not bad, but a bit lagging behind in flavour and body.
(From cask @ ACBF 2012. Thanks for sharing, IluvatarMilan)
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, nutty, fruity notes, tea, herbal, ryebread, spicy, juniper, a bit too much christmas.
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at ACBF 2012.
Cloudy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, caramel and grass.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, grass and hops.
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 4/III/2012 on cask @ ACBF (Moen) - BB: n/a (2012-210)
Clear nut brown beer, no head. Aroma: caramel, toast, nutty, bready, little sweet. MF: no carbon, light to medium boy. Taste: little bitter, green banana, toast, nuts. Aftertaste: bisquit, shortbread, bitter walnuts, green banana. This sure is an English style ale, more in aroma than in flavour though. Solid, but not big. Still good for itís ABV though. /me adds another point for overall score.
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Cola-coloured beer with B.C."H." Watercress, brown mushrooms. Strange nose, but good. Melanoidins, chocolate malt, wood, bit nutty. Light body, little slickness, very watery, and that for a X-mas ale. In itself, itís OK. but I expect a bit more for celebrating - even in the UK.