Cunningham (5324) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely clear amber color with a fine off white head. Moderat caramel aroma with some floral hopps. Medium body. Mild caramel and mild fruity with a nice fresh hoppiness. Nice ale.
[Bottle from a local grocery store in Burton, England]
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice hoppy aroma well balanced with malt. Dark amber colour with excellent head. Nice malty flavour up front with slightly bitter finish. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.
HopfenWeisse (1245) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
“From old backlog. Midsummer 2011 at cottage. Aroma is malt, toffee, sweet. Flavour is malt, bit bitter finish.
laiti (6821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle as ”Founders English Ale” @ Viking Line Pub. Rated on 14.05.2011
Aroma has lots of toffee, some slightly fruity hops and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with toffee, some hops, biscuits and hints of caramel. Closer to a bitter than an ESB – and a boring one.
BlackHaddock (4679) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From BA: back in 2007. No mention on the bottle who brews it, but it does say brewed in Oxfordshire for Ushers on the rear label. So I am assuming it is from Wychwoods kettles.
Good solid brown 500ml bottle, best before April 2008, drank August 2007.
Poured into a Bateman’s pint sleeve glass, it looked fine, a good creamy head on top of an amber, teak red body.
The aroma is of hops (the label says Goldings) and fairly sweet malts.
The taste is very malty, full and heavy. The mouthfeel is thick and has a staying power, the maltiness hangs around.
A most enjoyable ale, I will be having one of these again, that’s for sure.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a small head.
Nose shows caramel, golden syrup and faint earthy hops. Sweet smelling.
Pretty tame flavours, not as much caramel or toffee. Quite plain.
Body seems somewhat watery.
A relatively dumbed-down ESB.
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep orange brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, some fruitcake spice and boiled sweets. Taste is fruity malt, boiled sweets with a medium bitter finish.
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
4.7% deep amber colour with a thin head, low in aroma, taste is malt and hop, an ok bitter.
ComradeK (1064) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark golden-amber, with a smallish off-white head, which fades fairly quickly, but does leave some lace. Sweet floral hints sit over a strong fruitcake aroma, with a slight leafy forest smell also present. A sweet, almost dessert wine-like fruit taste leads into some quite fruity hops, showing hints of orange peel. They lead into a quite boozy fruitcake taste, which gives way to smooth toffee malt, with some glace cherry notes. More fruitcake is present at the finish. A nice, smooth, fruity bitter. Good stuff.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Floral aroma with butter cookies. Malty sweet flavor with toffee, floral notes and butter cookies. Sticky mouthfeel.