flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and toffee to begin along with some sweet malts and some background fruits. There is also a lot of bitterness right at the end of the aroma as well as some earthy notes and a little bread.
Caramel amber colour with a very nice and straight looking, foamy white head about the same size as an index finger. Retention is pretty good with the head staying, unchanged for about five minutes.
Darker fruit at the start and a strong, sweet malt flavour along with some caramel. There is some bread, some sugary sweetness and some toffee along with a strong bitter finish.
Medium with a smooth finish and a wet feel to it along with lots of bitter malts right at the end. It goes down well and is one of the better of the style I’ve had of late.
A nice, solid effort for an ESB and like I mentioned above, on of the better of the style I have drank lately. This one wasn’t all that much different for plenty I have had in the past but it was done well and had a good balance of flavour with a nice wet feel to it.
tombyars (1509) - 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 (1011) - 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 (11947) - 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 (9454) - 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 (9145) - 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 (506) - 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 (8749) - 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 (6355) - 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 (31463) - 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.