growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. orange pour with a long lasting white, lasting head. Light aroma of malt, light apricot, tobaco leaf and tea. Light malt flavor mixed with black tea . a tad bit on the musty side. Semi-dry finish.
hockeybeerguy (1972) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, Ben.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing came across in a speckled way.
The smell was a bit grainy with a light milk chocolate and then a slightly herbal quality coming in.
The taste was pretty much the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, decent English Strong Ale, I think I could see myself having again, maybe in an English pub.
MichaelAwesome (3949) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had that one lots of years ago when I visited London for the first time. Well, yesterday I had it once again with McTapps and it is and was a classy piwo. Hops and caramel, bit chocolate, some malt and grains. Very living, very drinkable piwo with a slightly sweety finish. Maybe the king of english bottled beers when rate those which are not that citrus hop minded. Thumbs up. High with them.
McTapps (3948) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops, barley and cake. Taste of fresh hops, light malt, cake, biscuits, flowers, pine and spruce. Finishes off with herbal-smooth hints. Nice one to enjoy.
Fredxyz (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor forte. Sabor forte, maltado e muito lúpulo. Esqueci de seguir a recomendaçăo da garrafa de servir devagar deixando os sedimentos. Tenho que conseguir outra garrafa!
lobs_ols (78) - LATVIA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold, strong white head. Hardly any aroma, oddly enough- maybe some sweet notes. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. Taste - balanced bitterness, very refreshing somehow. I like this, though I struggle to describe it.
jjsint (743) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the White Horse, London. Mid-gold, very little head. Doesn’t seem to be overly carbonated. Good. Muted citrus/grain aroma with an almost hefe-like clove, pleasing enough but nothing all that special. The taste is sticky sweet like honey with a bit of tempering bitterness. A classic balance, they’ve nailed it. This is nice, but a bit too ordinary to get mega-excited about. In one word: solid.
gopherfan99 (431) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours amber with an off white head, sweet taste of malt, caramel, and some citrus, light bitter finish, good balance, a nice beer
adster (223) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Krémes állagú, rézszínű főzet, melynek kellemes, pörkölt malátás illata van, ízében pedig aszalt gyümölcsök sejlenek fel egyre intenzívebben, ám fokozatosan haladva a pörkölt, füstös ízjegyeken keresztül egészen a komló végállomásként köszöntő megjelenéséig. A belga sörök karaktere is felfedezhető zamatában, mely idővel likőrös édességbe burkolózik és egyre kerekebb lesz.
aldemirfilho (16) - - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours amber color with a medium head that leaves good crown. Smells really good: fruity, smoky, caramel, citrus. Really good beer.
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle from old notes. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sizeddense off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, floral hops, some toasted bread and light fruit character. Just ok, nothing ppops and the body is a bit thin.