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Whim Old Izaak Ale (Bottle)

 (RETIRED)
overall
85
96
style
Whim
Formerly brewed at Broughton

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Buxton, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
NOTE: Only the bottled version of this beer is brewed at Broughton. The cask version is brewed at Whim (which is under the same ownership). Ratings for the cask version should be entered there.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Black Malts; Northdown hops.
Deep reddish amber in colour, with a thick creamy head and delightful hop aroma. On the palate, it is predominantly dry, though the malt character is evident in flavour and body, and it finishes with a long-lasting and pleasant hop bitterness.


BeerSkull's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1304) - - SEP 16, 2012
(Bottle). Slightly tangy aroma of caramel malt. Sweet malt flavor with aromas of raisins and caramel and an aromatic hops bitterness in the aftertaste.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (948) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Botella de 50 cl. De el c. Ingles en el año 2001. L1. con consumo para antes de 03-2002. color ámbar mas o menos turbio, cuerpo ligero se 5 vol. Normal, no recuerdo fuera gran cosa.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours dark brown-red with a soapy tan head. Scent is bready....raisin. Taste is water...dark bread, fruit. An older bottle...very sweet/clingy. Probably better than this specimen shows.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Nice copper amber pour. Nose and taste is very earthy, some brown sugar and molasses. Some toffee too. Rated 3/4/03

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pour is a cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma is molasses and earth. Flavor is super dry with some of the molasses in the aroma coming through. Some dark fruit is left after the swallow but nothing to save this one from the maybe category.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle… Pours dark and flat – looks a lot like prune juice. Light molasses, dried plum, burnt caramel and maple syrup in the aroma. Medium-bodied with listless carbonation. Well-balanced flavor, but thin and uninspired. Watered down essences of prune juice and molasses. Finishes diluted and dull.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle 500 ml
Appearance: Light brown with rich ruby light passing; medium tanned creamy head with mocha like rocky middle. 4-
Nose: Good blend of crystal malt with leafy, citric hops and light woody coco hints. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Front noted by black dark glazed crust of rye bread , smooth middle with sweeter bready malt and mineral slightly citric hops. Quiet drinkable, refreshing, satisfying offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 500 ml, bbe Dec 08. Clear and dark copper-brown with a four finger, sticky head that lasts and leaves nice frosting on the glass. Aroma is molasses and apple with slight must and metal. Flavor is brown sugar with twangy apple (and the apple core for bittering), oak and maybe a hint of whiskey and vanilla. Light-medium body is watery with mild carbonation and finishes dry.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Poured a nice amber color with a minimal head that dissipated quickly. Odd metallic malt aroma that’s not offensive, just . . .odd. The metallic comes through in the flavor a bit too, but no the malt. It’s a very smooth beer. Pretty decent over all.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2008
This is a strange experience. If I hadn’t just had açai berry sorbet, I would never have known what that strange smell was. And the color is just as deep and dark, the color of mashed-up raspberries, leading me to believe that something must be wrong with this bottle because from what I can see it ain’t supposed to look that way. This one was ugly, with no head whatsoever but doesn’t have that barleywine beauty to back it up. This bottle doesn’t taste off but the flatness suggests that something is wrong here too and will re-rate in the future.


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