Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Toffee, spice, peppery, butterscotch, mineral, subtle bubblegum, note of dried fruit.
Taste: Low sourness, low/medium bitter and sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt, slightly dry bitter sweet malty, fruity, spicy and butterscotch finish.
Comments: Tasty and lace.
RichTheVillan (2124) - 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 (2999) - 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 (609) - HONG KONG - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 last 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 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 abrupt semi-finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: For most parts, this one seems to conform the 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 (13167) - 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 (65) - 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.
Garrold (733) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M. Clear, reddy chestnut colour. Minimal, off white head. Light toffee. Sweet malt. Some bubblegum. Taste is fruity sweet. Light, dry finish.
scotty (1032) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From B&M. Rich malty/toffee nose, some underlying fruity hops lurking there as well. Smooth, full bodied and delicious, a lovely satisfying brew, nice!
s_hartshorne (619) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle b+m. Mahogany colour off white head. Aroma is caramel nuts malts. Taste is Some fruity nuttiness sweet malt. Dry bitter finish. Good body low carbonation. Decent bitter
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned from B&M. Dark amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is caramel, malts, a little sweet and fruity. Decent enough beer.