EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Market Row Wines drunk at home. Colour is clear ruby dark brown, very large foam off white head which dissipates to medium after one minute. Nose is like a new world IPA. Lots of citrous grapefruit and orange, caramel, toasty grain, herbal. Taste surprisingly doesnít have the IPA bitter citrous kick I was expecting. Malty, caramel, minerally, slight green hop bitter, slight spicy kick, slight carbonic acidic. It has a sort of chalky minerally acidic tang and lingering finish which Iím not hugely keen on.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Birratrovo, Como
Dark red amber color with medium head. Some aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Round mouthfeel, good caramel flavor, but then there is some dusty coffeish dark malt; some resins from the hops, but they are hidden. Roasted and ashy malts in the final.
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
small bottle sample, poured a cloudy amber colour with a off head. malts, citrus, bread, toffee and caramel, lemon zest, some smoke, pine, grains, dry finish, not really my type of beer that i like
Mr_Pink_152 (1230) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Strait and Narrow, Lincoln. Hazy Amber colour, whit a thick of white head. Aroma has malt and citrus. The is slightly sweet, with crtrus, pine and caramel, well balanced bitter finish.
allmyvinyl (4493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear amber, decent off-white head. Aromas of pale fruits, light citrus, toffee. Taste is more toffee, and a big grassy note. Medium body, sweet finish. Nice.
JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. Splendid ruby colour, thin head. Sweet caramel malty aroma, fruity hop. Initial thoughts were good but flavours seemed kind of muted, a sort of generic amber ale. Nice enough.
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Reddy brown pour with a big foamy head. Nose of sweet malts, nuts and hop. A simiilar yarn flavour-wise with notes of toffee and spice alongside some decent enough hop bitterness. Teeters on the edge of mediocrity and not my favourite style really.
Meilby (8434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pone and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
MayumiH (208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home listening to Maximo Park "A Certain Trigger". Grassy hop aroma. Hoppy taste, subtle spicy nose, leads to a bitter finish.
spacecube (1039) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml botte, pours amber with an off white head. Nice bready malt backbone, bit of rye perhaps, a bit of smoke and a citrus zing . Balanced beer, light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, finish medium bitter.
floydian1 (1089) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 An outstanding English-style red ale. From a 330ml bottle it pours hazy copper-amber with a frothy light beige head of good duration and lacing. Heaps of fresh hops on the nose with citrus, orange, grass and leather on top of a robust toasty caramel malt bill. Palate is malty and moderately sweet with a refreshing citrusy hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Lovely.