tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled a new stronger version of Rocket in the Three Judges, Glasgow in November 2008. This ale has an increased ABV of 5% now. Cask, handpump dispense. Spot on condition, clear tawny in colour with a thin clean white head. Sweet malty aroma with a thin but smooth pleasant mouthfeel. Pale malt base gives a robust, almost fiery maltloaf base with a black pepper flavour. Sweet overall though with a long intensity of syrupy dates and molasses. Slight and extremely short burst of hop resin bitterness fades quite quickly in intensity. Peppery malt note continues through into the warming sweet finish. A delicious ale thats far too tempting not to have a session with. Dangerously drinkable and highly recommended.
ralphdot (1004) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber colour with a good head, toffee and malt aroma, fruity caramel taste, very nice.
imdownthepub (11135) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Barrels Alehouse, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Orange amber with slight head. Malty, grainy sour dough with a wallop of alcohol, some butterscotch notes. Not brilliant.
shrubber85 (8580) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cherry barley malt aroma. Clear amber color with minimal head. Sweet cherry, barley malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Tasty - I will definitely miss my English ales.
rosenbergh (8014) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. From King’s Lynn, England.
Cloudy dark amber colour with small off-white head.
Fruity American hops (Danish style) and exotic fruity sweetness. Quite delicious. Flavour is not as generous but still fruity with some bitterness. Full carbonation.
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Woodlands Garden Centre, Leicestershire. Pours an orangey gold.
Dry woddy, herbs, bit of nectar sweetening, some toffee fruity malt and a grainy, cereal backing. An interesting beer though maybe lacks some overall balance and finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A classic brown coloured beer with no head. A weetabixy cereal leafy aroma. Good crunchy flavours too. Earthy and very pleasant to drink. Straightforward but very quenchable.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of wildflowers, hay, perfumy. Tastes dry and citrussy with some earthy elements on the finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A beutiful label depicting Rocket - the beer is golden with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and elderberries, leading to a lightly bitter finish.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Copper with orange highlights and a slim white rim. Smells like extruded rabbit food. Tastes better; strange fruit inc. grenadine, orange and strawberry with vanilla and rum barrel splashes. Weird.