tampierre (1427) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty aroma ; Dark amber color with nice head ; Great balance between sweet and bitter taste ; Oily texture ; Very pleasant bitter. booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
pours a chestnut brown, quite a bit of frothy head, about a third of the pint glass even with careful pouring. Soon dissipates to leave about a 1cm head throughout the pint.
Full flavoured with good strength of body. Malt charachter definitely at the fore with traditional hop combinations taking a back seat. A proper english bitter. More of an ale for colder weather. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2/25/13. 500mL bottle, sample from a distro, I believe. Not quite clear amber brown pour with a small, soapy khaki head that fades to a soapy ring with minimal lacing. Mild biscuit and caramel on the aroma with a touch of metal and fruitiness. Even maltier flavor with bold caramel and bread and a touch of fruity metal. Not bad. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Bottled 14/02/13. A brown beer which poured headless. A bitter beer lacking the house yeastiness of an Adnams cask product. Nice fruity flavours in the mouth. Some cardboard in the nose but all in all it’s not bad. Score 3.2DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Subsequent rating scored 2.5. Average becomes 2.8
Deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is a bit vegetal and some floral hops. Biscuit, toffee and a surprising amount of bittering hops.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a golden amber color. Richy, doughy maltiness in aroma. Body is slightly creamy, finish is sweet and bready, a bit abrupt. Wasn’t overwhelmed, but a pleasant enough beer. crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Brownish amber appearance. Smell is butterscotch and floral hops, nice bit of crystal malt. Flavor is slightly woody, mild hops, mild bitterness, pleasant bread, butterscotch, light fruit, and caramel malt flavor. Dashimus (258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Pours amber/yellow with a thin, short lived white head. Aroma is malty, with a moderate roast. Fruits, specifically dark or red. Syrup. Taste is slightly sweet with ample carbonation with a gentle bitterness. Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, red fruits, licorice and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, fruitiness and berries. Medium body, average carbonation. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Roasted malts, dark dried fruit notes, anise notes and a little cheesy hint. The flavor has the same lightly roasted hint, as well as some fruityness and anise. Cheese hints. Medium to full body, with a lasting finish. A quite nice and easy drinking beer that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of. 130202