Leighton (22055) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London during the 1st Birthday Party. Thanks to Ian for sharing his local wares. Pours clear amber with a frothy, white foam head. Dry, bready malt aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with modest, semi-ripe fruits, faint dry caramel. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decently sweet finish, some melon, sugar. Not a traditional dopplebock by any means, but it’s nice enough. kermis (14493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a little port, malty dark fruit and unfortunately glue! Made me not want to sniff too much! Flavour is light to medium sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 11, 2012
33cl bottle shared with Kermis.
thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. Clear oak notes but the beer seems out of balance. Nice try though. FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle (Foundry, Canterbury)Bullit (4684) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2012
Nut aroma. Body is gluey. Yeasty marmitiness. Yeah, a lot of yeast. Quite gluey too in places. Gotta dock a point for that. Well, I can’t get out of the marmite rut, so I’ll shut up. Anna gets walnuts. she might have something there.
Bottle at Cafe Derat. Amber colour, tan head. Nose of wood-polish, glue, wood, fruits and caramel. Flavour is malty, caramel, slightly alcoholic. Bit of vanilla. Fairly sweet finish.
sebletitje (10287) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
33cl @ Café Derat, Utrecht. BB 30/09/2012. Jura aged. Brought back by Erik (the owner) from his Kent trip.
Cuivrée trouble, col fin beige.
Arôme caramel, whisky malté sur une note rappelant la pomme et le Jura qui est faible.
Palais est doux et fruité noir sur un côté boisé/barrique léger, mélangeant un style allemand mais gardant néanmoins une approche très anglaise.
Le tout est léger avec un usage du chêne peut être trop discret le tout procurant en fin de bouche un ajout du Jura qui reste faiblard. harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle at the brewery. Plastic aroma some malt so some fruit too. Aroma dies off a bit. Some hop on finish. Toffee malt comes thru. Scopey (15476) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Ian. It pours clear golden amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is oak, sweet fruit, syrupy, prune, raisin, brown bread and glue. The taste is syrupy tinned fruit, oak, odd tanginess, glue, raisin and prune, with a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation and slightly syrupy. All over the place. Not great...... jackl (8300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at CBC’s 1st Birthday Party. Cheers Ian for bringing this. Pours deep red with no head. Heavy cherry malt nose, deep oak and some funk. The taste is watery oak wood, rain soaked burning cherry tree. Weird overly sweet finish. Unbalanced. Messy wild medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall, less than fantastic. madmitch76 (25367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
30th June 2012
Bottle shared at Craft by Harrisoni. Cheers Ian. Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Gloy glue nose! Smooth palate, light. The glue carries over in to the taste unfortunately. Mild sourness and glue. A little oak softness but this is a mess. A retrograde step for the promising brewery - hope this does not curtail the oak aging programme.