paulocerto (25) - BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cor vermelho queimado, espuma em tons marrons. Bem equilibrada entre malte e lupulo.mais para o doce. Lembrou frutas passas. Ideal para uma noite mais fresca.
Cybion (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500 ml; this one’s an old favourite from my early drinking years. Pours clear, deep, reddish amber with a tiny amount of off-white head. Fair bit of lacing present. Aroma of caramel and wholemeal bread malts, fruitcake, spices and a small floral hop note. As it warms, a fair bit of of a smokey note is detectable. Taste is rather sweet, with caramel coming right to the forefront and pushing the bread back, as do the dark fruity notes which are now joined by some orange, cirtus and perhaps even blackcurrent. No hops detected though bitterness is present thanks to the rather well-done malts, though the balance is certainly in favour of the sweet notes. Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation, there’s no alcohol detectable save for the nice level of warmth as it sinks in. Not quite the the incredible brew I believed it to be back in the day, but I’d definitely still drink it when available. Quite a fair bit better than the frankly overrated Hobgoblin, that’s for sure!
Mr_Pink_152 (635) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from supermarket. Colour is deep brown. Aroma is toast, floral, fruit and sweet caramel taste is the same. Reminds me of a Belgium beer.
Ngejo (211) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, brown, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, light body, light sweetness, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish,
Rune (7986) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, many thanks to Finn for sharing. Huge, mostly diminishing, beige head to a clear amber coloured body. Nice malt-fruity aromas. Caramel malty flavours with leafy hops towards the ending. Fine bodied. Clean in the mouth. Pleasing without greater excitements (at Finns, Tromsø 27.05.2014).
Gurthnar (1647) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma malty, caramel, lightly fruity, plums, grapes. Clear amber to brown colour. Taste is quite balanced, blunt English hops, caramel and light roasted malt. Light fruity. Quite good ESB.
Cuso (4408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, kindly donated by Miro, many thanks.Dark amber color with medium white head. Melon, honey, caramel in aroma. Taste, caramel malt, red fruits with light hoppy bitter finish. Good.
fajry (511) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasa. Tmava jantarova farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, zlty melon, karamel. V chuti sladova sladkost, zlty melon, kvetinove tony, med, v pozadi jemna horkost.
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Systembolaget Luleå, Storheden. Delt med Rune under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Litt mørk gyldenbrun. Høyt tett skum som varer. Teppelacing. God maltaroma. Smaken litt kanel og bringer tankene til Bah Humbug. Hussmak?
Holmen2 (787) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber. Fine off-white head and lacing. Aroma of dark and sweet caramel, dried berries, cherries and blueberry squash. Similar taste, balanced with slightly metallic bitterness.