wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from B&M, Halifax. Copper-red, next to no head. Bitter sweet ale with a slightly sticky texture that’s very drinkable for its strength. Sweetish nose.
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from B&M bargains. Pours clear chestnut brown, thin white head. Aromas of toffee, nuts, slight metallic note. Taste is more of the same. Good creamy texture, sweet finish. Pretty good.
gren12345 (6) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and strong pleasant tasting with a satisfying aftertaste from someone who rejoices in the glory of lager but it’s not a lager at all. Makes no sense but it will do
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Thin cream head. Chestnut body. Nose is grass, sulphur, nuts, freshly baked bread, strong malt character. Sweet, then sour, with a bitter finish.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. brown with small head. sweet toffee and light fruit with mild hops in the finish.
RichTheVillan (2872) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home; dark chestnut brown pour with a thin beige head, fruity aroma, taste is very sweet and fruit almost Xmas pudding like.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just malty with a hint of barrel. Not much more going on than that. Finished with light bitterness. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Fizzy carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.
GoufCustom (822) - HONG KONG - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014
500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Clear ruby brown colour with thin trace of yeast sediments; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety light-beige foam which lasted for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and active carbonation; Quite fragrant and sweet aroma of ale malt, with toffee, caramel, chocolate, sugar, light dark fruit, light cherry, light musty, light yeast and faint grass; Light sweet taste of light ale malt, with light tartness, light metallic, very light red fruits, caramel, light chocolate, soggy light bread, thin lemon and very light grass; Light body, thin and slick palate; Mouth feel is watered-down English Strong Ale: light maltyness, right tartness, light fruitness, good notes of toffee and chocolates. Otherwise pretty watery and empty. Hmm… Hoppiness is faint grassy nose, light lemon and grass taste. Very low-fi bitterness for an abrupt semi-finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: For most parts, this one seems to conform to the style - nice dark colour, good head and lacing, sweet fruity aroma - but its taste is like a very diluted ESA, thin, empty and unexciting. Good for a chug at a bar, but not worthy for sessioning. Nah!
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft sweet blackcrrant ovaltine malt nose ... soft sweet blackcurrent fruits ... soft fruit roast ... it is what it is
SilverfoX (266) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from B&M light nutty aroma no head, tastes bitter with slightly sour overtones bit creamy and fizzy, its alright.