Grumbo (4126) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. axl (1094) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2017
Clear brown with beige head. Aroma is gentle sweet malts, caramel, toffee and nastiness. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and dried fruits. Light to medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and sweet malty aftertaste. Leighton (22555) - 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 (22069) - 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 (18594) - 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 (14648) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. saxo (19547) - 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 (3523) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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 (18412) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle 500ml (Ales by Mail) Benzai (16772) - 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.