SNL (494) - - NOV 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear Golden pour, tiny White head.
Malty taste, Nose mainly malts as well.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - a lovely lava colour. A nice fluffy head.
Nose - pancakes and syrup.
Taste - wood and then syrup again. Bitter salad leaves. Then wood tannins return.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry woody tannic finish.
Overall - gnarly but good.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours almost clear amber, thick rocky white head. Aromas of demerara sugar, syrup. Taste is woody, tannins, stewed tea, sweet. Chicory bite.
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charlies Kph. Brun öl med gräddigt beige skum. Mkt karamell i doft och smak. Även torkad frukt, maltighet och hö. God nötig beska.
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at jdw balham. Pours darkish Amber with an off white head. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Caramel, lemon, light gingerbread, light fruitcake, lemon... OK.
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ForlornHope (244) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber brown in colour. Quite lively out of the bottle with a large off-white head that settles to a good, small collar of foam. The sediment did not kick up on the pour. Not much aroma, all I got was biscuit malt, maybe some fruit. Some sweetness to start on the taste, then a lot of bitterness. Rich mouthfeel with sweet fruit and malt and peppery hop. Long dry finish with a yeast background. A good, strong, bitter beer.
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Charlie’s bar, cph. Clear bronze with white head. Sweetish aroma of burnt caramel, a little candied fruit. Tastes sweetish and somewhat medicinal. Medium body, no carbonation, smooth.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail, aged 18 months
slightly hazy mid amber with rich honey grain nose, like wash fresh out of a distillery tun. Rich fruity yeast esters, some warming booze. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, sweet, green apple, honey, weetabix, lots of esters, little bitterness fairly brief finish some leafy vegetable notes and sherry suggestions. Fun to try but not my style.
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Hazy, dark golden amber colour with small, frothy, fading, off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee notes, some malt-spiciness with hints of lovage, soup cube, marmite, dusty dry fruit, port. Taste is minimally sweet malty, some malt-spiciness, again hints of toffee, marmite, port, raisins. Not fully unbefitting in its shopworn, old-fashioned style considering the maintenance of traditionalism one may encounter at least to a minor degree at Oxbridge. Nice to revisit an historic Ale for catching a glimpse of it... once.
Davo42 (1) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, floral, earthy, alcohol. Yes, definitely tasted of alcohol! Very drinkable, even the mushroomy back-flavour complemented the other nuances. Distinctly sweet.