Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (from Sainsburys). Slightly unpleasant burnt plastic nose but the main focus here is strong malt and nutty toffee with a fair level of bitterness in the finish. High carbonation made the body seem rather thin and combined with the unpleasant plastic aroma spoilt what was otherwise a fairly decent base.
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsbuy’s. Poured a copper bronze, thin white head and moderate condition. Plenty of hops and a touch of sweet malt in the nose, full bodied and malty in the mouth with some fruity banana notes and a faint smokiness, hop bitter finish with some low malty caramel notes.
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys Kidlington. Poured a fairly standard brown maybe a touch darker. Good hoppy and fruity nose, taste was very fruity, quite suprised in fact at the full bodied fruitiness and bitterness of this beer. This was a really decent ESB.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Light hoppy aroma with dried fruits. Flavour is light roasty and metallic. Rather thin.
gnoff (7931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) Clear brown color, big fluffy tan head. Nice hoppy fruity scent, some pine resin and citrus. A bit of chocolate also. Fruity hoppy bitter and malty taste, some metal and chocolate as well. Medium mouthfeel and ratehr high bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper bronze, thin white head and moderate condition. Earthy hops and a solid caramel sweet maltiness in the nose, full bodied and malty in the mouth with some fruity banana notes and a faint smokiness, hop bitter finish with some low malty caramel notes.
ekstedt (5479) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark clear amber. Fruity aroma with hints of apricot and burnt sugar. Smooth mouthfeel. Assertive bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Quite decent.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, warm amber golden with a small, off-white head. Nutty aroma. Medium body, again with nutty accents and some burned caramel. But overall rather dry with a lightly hoppy finish. 221106
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,5l. 4,7%. Brown colour. A small white head. Not much aroma, but a caramellish, fruity flavour. A sourish bitter aftertaste with some sweetness.
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Eurotunnel Terminal Building France. Lots of the previous raters have got most of the elements of this beer. Yes it is very malty, yes it does have a strong hop presence. But I have spent the day drinking live cask and bottled conditioned beer. At the heart of it is a candy sugar dead tasting beer and no amount of malt or hop can make up for that. British brewers, please bottle condition your beers. Please, pretty please. I want to enjoy your beer as it should be, not this fake. Trust us. Malt and hop are good though