madmitch76 (27125) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
20th September 2014Theydon_Bois (22071) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Tasting at Paul and Lorna’s flat. Deepest Croydonia. Thanks to Paul. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Airy palate, semi dry and with good fine carbonation. Nice malts, light and airy with creamy caramel. Touch of generic fruits. Light finish. Airy, malty, tasty!
Bottle at the pre-Zwanze tasting in Croydonia, thanks to Paulo, 20/09/14.
Hazed amber/chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates retaining as spotting and edgework.
Nose is toffee, woody notes, vanilla, light butterscotch.
Taste comprises dark malts, caramel, light Beglian yeast tones, tobacco, brown sugars, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok stuff. Leighton (23353) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared pre Zwanze 2014 - thanks to Paul! Pours hazy amber-ruby with a tight, off-white head. Nice malty nose, notes of ripening fruits, light spices, honey. Medium sweet flavor with pleasant, rounded toffee character, ripe berry accents, bread, hints of cinnamon. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pretty well balanced on the finish, more bready malts, toffee, ripe fruits, berries. Lovely. Scopey (16777) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared at home. It pours deep mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich, earthy, raisin, sultana, malt loaf, prune, umami and dates. The taste is rich, brown bread, fruit loaf, caramel, toffee, raisin, sultana, bruised banana and light alcohol. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice malty number. Decent. Beersiveknown (5324) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
slightly hazy dark copper red with dark beige frothy head collapsing to lacing. Rich grainy malt, slight marmitey yeast autolysis, caramel and fruit. Full bodied, low carbonation, fruity, dry, rich malty concoction
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours Brown with a bubbly off-White head. Burnt sugar and candied fruits. Caramel sweet. Nice enough. cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Cask at the hanging bat.. Deep brown... Tan head... Soft sweet blackcurrant toffee roast nose... Juicy sweet tiffee... Smooth makts... Nice round bidy mr_h (6219) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Alesela, Glasgow - cloudy deep reddish brown, no head, coffee, chocolate aroma, malty, sweet, some raisins, high carbonation, prolonged malty finish Stuartyboy (1832) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H muddy brown ale limited aroma taste is dark fruits raisins brown sugar hint of coffee big sweetness from the fruit a bit thin bodied and flavour fades quite quickly but still quite nice but this is a scots ale not a English strong ale JohnRMurdoch (5256) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark chestnut briwn, not much head. Spicy caramel malt aroma. Sweet toffee liquorice flavour. Smooth with sweet aftertaste. Quite light for this type of beer.