Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 This is a re-rate and it just gets better and better for me. I love the beautiful hop bitterness and the eminent drinkability of this ale. For me I have found it to be a perfect afternoon ale with cheese. The carbonation it gets from bottle conditioning cuts through the milk fat of most cheeses (especially chreamy french ones such as camembert and livarot).
This beer is now planted firmly in my favourites. I love Wells Bombardier.
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. 4.3 ABV! as the caskversion.
Creamy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Nice cupperamber colour. Light malty powerfull pine/resin hoppy aroma. Ok but week flavor. Average bitter finish. A little watery palate, but nice balanced beer.
stouby (4152) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Dark red with a off white head, some lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light/medium body, normal carbonated.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mud brown in colour and a heavy taste. Quite malty and sweet, but little hoppiness. Comes in a pint bottle though, which is a bonus!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and earthy hops. Flavor, lightly bitter, some caramel and pale malts, biscuits. First time I had this I could barely drink it, I didn’t hate it as much this time around. Still not something I would pay for normally.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. 4.3% ABV version. Pours light reddish/brown with a slight haze. Creamy beige head, mostly lasting. Malty caramel aroma, notes of raisins and also a strange scent of something that reminds me of tea-leaves... Slight sweet malt flavors, moderately hopbitterness. Light body, dry mouthfeel, dry hoppy finish.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours clear mahogany with a stable white head. Light roasted, toffee/cookie-ish malty aroma with some cherries and notes of metal. Some soil/ earthyness in the nose. Fruity. Light salty, light roasted flavour with some cherries, cookies and metal notes. Light to medium body with a round mouthfeel. Light afterbitterness.
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown with a long lasting cream head; very slight carbonation; rich malty aroma; full bodied and sweet with a taste of stewed fruit and a touch of chocolate amid the malts; aftertaste is refreshing and not too bitter. Much superior to the cask version.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - NOV 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 long-staying- not-too-creamy-for-a-bitter-nicefroth, very good mahoney colour, full rounded taste, nettle strong herbs, v. good
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sticky sweet aroma. Clear amber with a frothy disipitating head. Strong thick hoppy tasting ale. The beer has body, nice bitter after taste.