pivnizub (9290) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, big, firm beige head; malty and distinctive hoppy flavour; quite dry malty and hoppy taste; longer lasting finish: aromatic hops, malts and dry fruit; well rounded, creamy mouthfeel; good balance between aromatic hops and dried fruit..................
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Nose of wheat and berries with an initial hint of
figs, and plums as brew warms; could be bolder. The brew pours a clear dark copper.
The massive creamy tan head is tight and fully lasting. The lace hangs on the side of the
pint glass in sheets. The well balanced flavor is huge. Strong starting tones of pecans
and coffee. The warm alcoholic middle transcends into dried fruit and a rich bittersweet
finish. The medium creamy body is soft.
szczepan (3) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
568ml bottle. Lovely deep ruby colour and persistent though thin head. Subdued, musky, Christmas spice aroma like mulled wine that takes a good swirl to release.
Firm body with a strong peppery finish. Shame about the overt English marketing.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Dusky tobacco tinged nose. Red-brown body with a reasonable cream head leaving fair lace. Bready and just slightly fruity. Maybe a little sour too. Slightly hoppy and generally mellow all round. Nothing much to write home about but not bad either.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale in color with a skinny head, lightly carbonated, nice malty flavor and easy drinking
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, malty, full bodied (for the style). Dark caramel brown with a think head, well formed. Note much happening on the nose, even a touch dull. Much more expressive on the palate; candied malts marrying nicely with a bitter finish with some refreshing herbal notes. Good beer and certainly one of the better from the genre that I’ve had recently.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Chestnut brown colour. Mainly malty and predominantly dry, with some bitterness. Underlying fruity and nutty notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Not too bad for a pasteurised bottled English bitter (although it does have that typical metallic tang) but nothing out of the ordinary.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful reddish golden - almost coppery - with a handsome, dense head. Very goodlooking. Not overly full-bodied but quite refined and complex with a good mix of malt and some surprising almost cherryish notes. Marked hoppy finish. 200101
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice fresh aroma for starters. Its a shame that the rest of the beer is a bit of a wimp. More bitterness, please!
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda. Red amber with beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, peachy hop, earth, butterscotch. Firm mouthfeel let down by the carbonation. Good bitter finish.