Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 2009-12-25, Uddingston
AP: brownish, with low white diminishing head
AR: sweet toffee, hops, rasins, wee chocolate
F: sweet toffee, hops, rasins, nice moufulll and great balanced bitterness.
ralphdot (1027) - 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.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle: drank at home on 14th Mar 2015. Poured into an Abbot Ale badged glass tankard and shared with no one. Lively bit of kit, a huge off-white billowing foam head only allowed me to fill half the glass with beer, copper hue to the clear amber body. Nice blend of flavours and well balanced with neither the hops or malts ruling the brew. Woody, nutty and tasty. Semi-sweet malty molasses vie with the mildly bittering hops for your attention and dance around the mouth in perfect harmony: a great start to my evenings mini rating session.
shrubber85 (10224) - 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.
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.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Kingston BF 2007. Certainly has a good hit of Centennial hops, especially on the finish. Not a fantastic aroma, but mouthfeel and finish are excellent. Grapefruit, fleshy fruit finish is very good.
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprise find in Vicky Wines in Hawick, it was listed as a "local" ale, I suppose the brewery isn’t THAT far away...about 50 miles give or take a few! Anyhow, it’s deep copper in colour, the white head was quite soapy in appearance and vanished in less than a minute. The palate was packed with lots of malty(crystal?)malt flavours and a satisfying, although not overpowering bitter edge. This is crackin’ stuff. Seek it out if you can, ask your local VW if they can get it in.
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with nutty, woody earthy hops. Sweet, light chocolate with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet malts with bitter pine and grapefruit. Dry and bitter on the finish.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Nelson Wines. Clear amber, disappearing white head. Soft malt nose with toffee and some fruits. Toffeeish taste and a balanced finish. Nice bitter.
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.