haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Middlingly malty, hints of hoppy, feints of fruity, smack of caramel. Bit of a tick list ale, seems to hit every taste in some way, managing a steady balance rsther than excelling in any one area.
beersmash22234 (1) - - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now this is the great Young’s stout that I ever tasted.It has a nice tan color creamy head.I can smell the dark chocolate malts,It smell delicious.Now the taste.I definitely can taste the dark chocolate bitter roasty malts,And a little bit of sweetness,Must be from the oats,I also can pick up a little burnt rich smokey flavor.Now the body.The body is so rich,And medium to almost heavy,Like the other stouts left hand milk stout,Murphy’s and guinness they are watered down.Young’s stout.Two thumbs up.I like the bottles better.It has more flavor.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 0,5l. Colden brown coloured. A large white head - lasting for a few minutes. A complex fruity flavour. Some roastedness. Full bodied. A lasting fruity aftertaste.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Bottle.I expected more from this ale,orange in colour flimsy hops in taste,quite bitter.
JonMoore (1652) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Clear amber gold colour with a disappearing white head. Hoppy slightly caramel aroma. Hoppy and flowery taste. Great bitterness. Maltiness comes into the equation as the beer warms up. Medium mouthfeel. Very good, similar to a decent cask pale ale.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Mid brown beer with not much aroma of note. This beer is mellow and clean tasting with a slight caramel note to it but also fruity. Superior to most English bottle conditioned beers. Drinkable
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml dark brown bottle.Small off white head no lacing. Toffee hops aroma. Amber colour slightly cloudy with light carbonation.Nice bitter malt flavour. Not as good as the brilliant Young's St George's which I consumed immediately prior to this but too quickly to rate.
RichardGretton (4112) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard bitter appearance with a plainly dryly hopped aroma ,and a very dry, slightly caramel flavour with a bitter finish. Overall a plain dry caramel bitter.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Celebrating my 250th Rating…. Let’s do this. Bottle Conditioned (500ml), perfectly served in a Young’s Pint Glass. Copper coloured, well carbonated, sizeable white, frothy head. Subdued aroma, mainly of alcohol and perhaps slightly metallic. Tastes really full of alcohol, which is odd considering its only 5.6%. Getting past that there’s some pleasant malt character. Middle of the pint is fruity.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Which beer should I celebrate my 1000th sample - other than a Celebration Ale for a book that is a must for any visit to Britain.
The aroma is very light, malty with notes of fruit and berries. The color is amber and it has a fine bubbly though fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of yeast, flowers, and fruit. It ends on a dry woody and hoppy note. A very nice and drikable ale.