cgarvieuk (22721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at cropredy 2012 ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee chocolate roast ...dark bitter malts ... rich chocolate ... light charcoal roast malts ... mellow soft ... really nice
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma has grapefruit, chocolate, coffee, burnt toast. Similar taste, citrus grapefruit with subtle coffee and chocolate. Creamy texture, smooth. Very nice, leaning towards a brown ipa
madmitch76 (23757) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th September 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan - cream head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and a little airy. Nice malts, smooth with mild coffee and roast. A little malt cream. Nice pine hops. A little red berry fruits. Finishes smooth with mild fine carbonation. A little Kernel like. High praise!
downender (8294) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 14/06/2012. Mahogany with a reddish tinge and tight, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel, red fruits and roasted malts, with some grassy hops. Flavour was similarly sweet, with added chocolate, more fruit and a gently bitter finish with a hint of citrus. Very drinkable.
tommann (3534) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown. Pours dark ruby brown with a tight, medium head. Aroma is piney hops and nutty, caramel malt. Taste has a piney hop start, with a nutty malt and mango finish.
DanielBrown (4434) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Victoria, Birmingham. Some coffee notes, APA mouthfeel and hops build through the finish, which is pretty tangy. Feels slightly heavy and over bitter on finish, but a solid, hoppy, UK interpretation of a style which has itself been rebooted by the America.
johndoughty (5204) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown and slightly hoppy with some maltiness. Quite powerful for its relatively low strength. Unusual and quite pleasant.
Beersiveknown (5148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home
Watermelon, coffee, chocolate, roasty malty, dark chestnut colour.
Pinball (11987) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown, small offwhite head
roasted malts, slightly hoppy aroma.
flavor is roasted malts, hops, dusty note, like a black ipa
yespr (42206) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is solid hoppy, grapefruity. Smooth malty, crisp hoppy and lingering bitter into a crisp and dry finish. Lasting bitter and grapefruity finish. Light malt presence.