Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s good, but I don’t see the greatness. The chewy malt and earthy hops just don’t quite come together for me. A lot of good flavours, but they seem to fight each other.
MiP (15172) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.4%. Nice aroma, sweet and spicy hops with a hint of sour rag. Almost clear copper colour. Big, stable white head. The flavour has some of the same characteristics as the aroma. Good bitterness. Caramel finish.
chrisv10 (14811) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber’/golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, bitter, little caramel, little citrus and dry.
jtclockwork (14592) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy orange in the glass. Nose and taste of bitter hops, sugar and caramel. Rated 11/3/2000
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head.Aroma is hop and roasted caramel. Flavour is hop, sweet roasted caramel. Light bitter finish.
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malt aroma, and the hops aren’t that noticeable. Hazy apricot color, little head. Begins with llight malt, finishes with a bit of citrus and pine. Nearly chewy. Light carbonation. Really, really smooth feel. Finishes with a hint of citrus and toasty malt. Could drink this all day.
FatPhil (13276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (London Pub, Helsinki) (7-4-7-4-15=3.7)
Lovely fruity hoppy aroma, peach and mango in abundance, sweetish malts and light caramel backdrop too. Crisp carbonation - has BC’d quite well. Lovely malty palate, roast is gentle and a touch caramelly. Damn, those fruity hops are everywhere, not as citrussy as new world ones, but stickier fleshier ones. And the bitterness is lovely too, leaving a lovely tasty finish. Covers 6.4% brilliantly, I could session this.
Rerate of: 500ml bottle (Kings Arms, Oxford - as 400th Anniversary Ale specially for the pub)
Anna - where’s my rating?
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber hue with large off-white head. Good full aroma. Medium body and medium finish. Full flavor with good bitter finish. Well above average brew.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light copper body, with quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma dominated by caramel and toffee maltiness, with slight English hoppy aroma bringing up the rear. Flavor is malty sweet, with decent amount of hoppiness -- still, sweetness is a bit much. Chewy body.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the Falling Rock poured amber with an amber head. Aroa was toffee, fruity, and light citrus. Flavors of bread a bit fruity, with a dry finish.