FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Duke of Wellington, Norwich)
Nice rich grainy husky aroma. Dark copper, small loose head. Nice malty body. Slightly dry finish, but as part of a good grainy and bitter balance. There is a spiciness here - almost reminiscent of rye bread. Nice one.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF. Bitter with loose but finely structured and stable, off-white, lacing head and hazy orange blonde colour. Aroma of caramel candy, butterscotch, hazelnuts, dried banana, chamomille. Dried fruits in the mouth, smooth and buttery mouthfeel, soft carbo, caramelly malt sweetishness with a nutty edge which persists till deep in the finish, adorned with only a hint of floral hop bitterness. Could have done with more hops, in this form a bit one-sidedly malty, but tasty and flawless.
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Griffin Hotel, Attleborough. Copper/brown, clear with a little bit of white head. Astringency, stewed prunes, sweet herbs in the aroma. The taste is bittersweet, with hints of caramel, berries and pine needles. Slightly more bitter in the medium dry finish, more prunes with a hint of Parma violets. Pretty good but wearing after a while.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.
AndySnow (5460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, plum, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit.
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild toffee, slight herbal and breadish. Bitter, mild fruity and light citrusy. Bitter and slight herbal finish.
Benzai (11320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Hazy dark orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly buttery, lightly bitter, slightly dark malts or caramel, a hint of leaves. Decent body and carbonation. Meh, don’t really like it.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Fruity, note of raisin, spicy, floral, light malt and light syrup/toffee notes.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick fairly smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt burnt caramel, fruity, spicy, stewed fruit, malt finish.
Comments: Very tasty and refreshing.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head. Aromas of cinder toffee, light herbs. High carbonation. Taste is malty and sweet, light lemon note. Sticky texture and sweet finish. Ok.
suprchunk (2738) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper hued pour. Big, creamy light tan head. Big lacing left behind as it slowly drops. Huge malt aroma. Some notes of iced tea. Some biscuit and light hops. Big malt taste. Again some biscuit. A little sweet, with minimal bitterness. Not bad at all.