john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017 BeerViking (4980) - Brentford, Greater London, - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle-conditioned ale, 500ml. Dark amber with a very thin head (yet it laces nicely on the glass), the nose carries orange and hints of banana and chocolate. A little more banana and coriander plus malt in the mouth, building into a full plummy and orangey body. Then the aftertaste has dried fruit and a touch of sweetness fading quickly to a long bitter finish. Needs to be a bit above "cool" for the flavour to come through.
Bottle. Amber Brown colour. Clear body. Malty (toasted malts, caramel). Fruity (some dried fruit and citrus). Grassy hops. Full flavoured. Moderately bitter throughout. Dry bitter malty hoppy finish. (2008)
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottled. Deep amber colour with a small beige creamy head, that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is rye, nuts, some toastes notes as well as some mild wooden notes. Flavour is rather similar with some ripe fruitiness to it as well. Beerhunter111 (22203) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Amber with small head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with some fruit and spices. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, grass, flower and pine. Flavour is caramel, nuts and flower. A little edgy.
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Chris, probs. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, white foam head. Brown bread aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, some leaves, more brown bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, still more brown bread, mellow leafy bitterness. Mediocre. Theydon_Bois (20427) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting 30/12/12.
Almost clear dark amber brown with a thin off white head that mostly makes a break for the edge.
Nose is malts, dark toffee, fruit and a little spice.
Taste comprises much the same, dark fruit notes, a little spice, caramel/toffee.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a bitter finish.
Drinkable, middle of the road, file under ............... W ! rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Clear deep golden/amber beer with a small beige head. Malty nutty aroma, caramel, toffee, raisins, chocolate, roasted notes, a bit vinous. Malty hazelnut flavor, caramel, a bit harsh, hoppy, metallic, raisins, some spice notes. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, hop, grass. Flavour is caramel, malt, hop, grain, grass- Medium body. OK beer. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, tobacco and dried fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is bitterness with sweetness. Overall an average beer.