BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml ebony bottle. 4.2% ABV. Poured a heavily carbonated amber with huge frothy head and great lacing. Gorgeous malt berry nose with red wine notes. Strange burnt wood bitter flavour reminiscent of some stouts. Belies the tempting aroma. Neutral mouthfeel with long bitter finish. An unusual quite pleasant beer which I could find habit forming. The burnt flavour won’t be to everyone’s taste.
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium deep ruddy brown, very effervescent which leans the taste toward and acidic tang, bitter herbal and piney edges emerge quickly and the finish is softly sweet. Fairly timid in terms of overall volume and expressiveness but solid.
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle cortesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Slight bitterness. Nice session beer.
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda. Poured a clear medium chesnut brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is malty with a little fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a malty fruit nut palate. A very refreshing session ale.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong carbonation makes this a great drink to have alongside food. Nice hop top notes with some bitter earthy flavours hiding behind.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee berry ...dark sugers nose ... rich dark fruits ... little sweet almost but not quite medicinal ... little wierd but ok
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before End of Dec 2008, drank Mid Oct 2008.
Poured into a Bateman’s (Good Honest Ales) pint sleeve glass.
Clear, light amber in colour, with a huge amount of carbonisation rising up through the body to the large bubbley head.
Aroma was very hoppy, yeast and peppery/ginger smells also prevail as you sniff the brew. I have had this beer at Beer Fests in its cask form and don’t remember the aromas being so strong, being bottle conditioned obviously aides the beer some way in the smell stakes.
The beer has a spritzy, lively feel to it, a fresh almost young (green) taste. Typical English Bitter flavours, but fairly well pronounced for such a carbonated beer.
I began to burp half way through the tasting, it really is carbonated to a high degree. This almost ruined the beer for me. I kept checking the best before date, had I opened it a week after bottling, because that was the impression this beer gave me. What a pity.
joe19612 (1934) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a hazy copper colour with a thick white head. Plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, the taste is hoppy and very floral with a dry fruity finish.
Leighton (11893) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours ruby-amber with a small head. Leafy hops in the nose, some caramel. Toffee, bread, mild soap in the flavor. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Subtle bitter finish, bit more caramel. Not bad.
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and toffee. Toasted caramelish flavoured. Light breadish and distinct toffee caramelish. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.