MarkoR (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Thin head. Very drinkable. Nice flavor. Bottle from LCBO.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
56,8 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark reddish brown colour with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Fruity flavour from the hops and hints of caramel. Ends up quite bitterbut in a pleasant way.
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the Adnams Broadside an excellent English bottled bitter. Pours a nice chesnut brown colour, malty roasted tastes but belanced with some residual caramely sweetness. Very good beer.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very drinkable beer indeed. Aroma is a minimal one, but becomes some caramel malts with a certain spice to it. Taste is alot fuller, with hops cutting into the toffee malts. Not much in the way of bitterness.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 568ml. Appearance: Nutty brown color with a thin head. Aroma: floral hop, sweet malt. Flavor: malty, chocolate/ toffee.
DuffMan (7343) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red-brown, tan head, excellent retention and lacing. Roasted sweet malt and floral hop aromas, faint yeast. Full malt palate with a large hop character and a big bitter finish. One of the better bottled bitters I’ve tried.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is a malty aroma with a fruity background. The color is golden with reddish hints a beige head. A malty beginning is followed by a roasted finish with a bit of hoppy bitterness.
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Elle serait meilleur dans une bouteille brune, mais elle est assé bonne. Pas trop amère, légé mais bonne saveur.
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
File this under "How the hell did I miss rating that" file. I was glad when the lcbo added this to its regular line up a couple of years ago. Pasteurized English ales (and Guinness) were my gateway beers and this one holds up pretty well. It looks nice, deep dark brown with a creamy thick off white head. Aroma of break, malt, and English hops - a touch of caramel as well. Mouthfeel is thinner than I remember, but the taste is pleasant - sweet malt, more hops than I remember, and a lingering fruitiness. Nice sold dark bitter, as good as it gets over here in a pasteurized version without the name Fullers on it.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this in a pint bottle, enjoyed it very much, hint of hops but balanced very well as you drink