wheresthepath (2299) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewer’s own stall at the Mapledurham Food Festival. Amber with a thin white head. Caramel dominates, with a touch of toast and honey. Slips down easily enough, but it’s surprisingly dull for a brew of this strength.
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra cask på Britannia Inn, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Ultramørk amber. Lett farget filmskum. Lett karamellaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken karamell & frukt. Bra fylde. Ettersmak av tørr karamell.
Rune (12286) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask, 6.8 % abv, at Britannia Inn (JDW). Low beige head to a deep rosewood coloured body. Fair lacing. Dried fruit and toffee nose. Flavoured with honeyed malts, raisin and caramel, jam-like impression. Mid-sweet ending. Well bodied. Warming and pleasing (Plymouth 24.09.2016).
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42. As ’Hunter’s Full Bore’. Dark orange brown, sparkling, huge foamy cratered off-white head. Aroma is redcurrant, biscuity malt, a touch of mint. Body is light, foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is bready and malt-forward, crackers, toffee with some red berry and minty high notes. Overall, a solid English strong. (3.3)
mR_fr0g (11609) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a a frothy off white head. Aroma is celery, veg, light strawberry, pale grains, some jam. Flavour is composed of light grains, brown grains, apple, jam, celery. Palate is semi sweet, moderate airy carbonation, spritzy. Good.
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. it pours a clean copper color with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity sweet funky with notes of persimmon and caramel. Taste is also sweet funny with more persimmon notes, orange peel, caramel. Medium bodied and overcarbonated. Overall, decent
Theydon_Bois (18927) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Danny, 24/05/16.
Rich amber with a decent beige swirl.
Nose is airy malts, fruit loaf, marzipan, fruit esters.
Taste comprises fruit cake, dates, raisens, light caramel.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - overcooked in this respect, sweet toasted close.
Ok English Strong, the carb level let this down a touch for me.
allmyvinyl (10388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear red-brown with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, faint herbs. Taste is nutty, light bitter, burnt toffee. Finish is a bit thin for the strength.
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pour is amber, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, some sweetness, malty. Good mild
imdownthepub (14335) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from The Co-Op in Alcomb, Somerset. Hazy amber with slight head. This is a heavily sweetened beer, honeyed, toffee flavours on a fruity malt. Plummy alcohol notes. It’s ok, but expected a little more.