Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at home in London - think I picked this one up at the City Beverage Company a few years ago. Pours clear chestnut-amber with a foamy, light khaki head. The aroma holds dried fruits, a little bit of old leather, leaves, earth. Light sweet flavour with faint astringency, plenty of leafy hops, a touch of carpet, more earthy bitterness, leathery berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more British hop character - leaves and earth - along with toasted bread and grains. Overall, not bad, if a a little rough at the edges. Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear brown with a with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark malts. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 050816 chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle 5.2%. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, dusty and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, bread, sweet, old, hop and biscuit. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, fruits and hops. Nice fruity finish.
jjsint (3094) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Gravity cask from St Peter’s Ale House, Bedford. Brown with a hint of mahogany, only a bit translucent. Caramel malt and saltwater taffy aroma. Nice sweet malty taste with overtones of Lotus biscuit spread and whisky. Well-blanced English buttering hops elongate the satisfying finish. Slick and full body. Not normally crazy about these types of beers but this is really nice. TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle 500ml (Ales by Mail)Benzai (15607) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2015
Dark brown-copper color, small beige head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and spicey hops. Medium-bodied. Malty, a bit harsh spicey hoppyness, even "ashy". Lingering bitterness. Underlying sweetness. Kind of unbalanced for ESB.
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Clear amber color, full sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, lightly toffee and a hint of caramel. Taste malts, lightly some caramel, nicely bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad at all. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle @home. Copperbrown color with a small off-white head. Smells malty, sweet, grain, iron. Tastes malty, sweet and roasty. DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear copper colour with a large off-white head. Smells iron, malts, rusty. Tastes malts, sweet, hint of roastyness. Pretty nice and easy taste. Thin to medium body, nice carbo.