Towey1989 (2228) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Suds & Soda, Derby. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, toasted malts, caramel, slight chocolate, pine, orange, some grapefruit, a hint of sarsaparilla and subtle spicy hops. Taste of rye, toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, orange, some resin, slight grapefruit, a little pepper and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, dry, toasted, spicy, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. A great rye IPA, if you like bitter IPAs this is for you. Big spicy and resinous hops bursting through the smooth, rye and toasted malts with that hint of chocolate.
andrepintado (3079) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 7, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from honest brew. Hazy dark copper. Thin beige head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium body. Dry finish. Aroma and flavour is spices, hops, resin, caramel, nutty, cacao, malt.
Oakes (16469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, bubbly head. Very toasty, rye-influenced aroma. Deep rye taste, lots of brutal bittering hops, no compromise here with 80IBUs clubbing you over his head. Still, itís not a bad drink.
olio (9745) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can @ Timo A.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small head. Aroma is very resinous hoppy and caramel malty, rye, very subtle cocoa on the background, malts. Flavor is roasted malty, a bit light body, mandarin, dry rye and nutty notes, resinous hops, maybe faint chocolate on the aftertaste. Quite nice and balanced brew.
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours deep amber with a thick beige head. Aromas of spice, nuts, toffee. Taste is dry, peppery, more nuttiness. Long spicy linger. Bit gnarly.
Heidbummer (423) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours muddy amber, thin laced tan head. Aroma of toast, slightly singed, some red fruit. Bone dry taste, a little thin and flat (suspect itís better closer to home, and I am off to Seattle next month ....) but nice spicy edge to it. Nearly very good.
Stuu666 (11925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is toffee, light pine, light caramel, taste is sweet fruit, chewy toffee, dry, peppery, roasted.
AshtonMcCobb (6071) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Hanging Bat.
Appearance - deep amber to brown with a lovely fluffy head.
Nose - honey with some praline edging in there.
Taste - more honey, going into caramel with hazelnut. Finishes in a praline note.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - interesting and good. Would I drink 20 pints ? No probably just 3 or 4.
cgarvieuk (22695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2017
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Dry rye toffee fruit.. Herbal caramel toffee malts
simontomlinson (149) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sandy coloured rocky head stayed on a rich oak coloured, still body.
Aroma of pine, sweet berries & woody.
Thick on the palate with plenty of cloying. Smooth, creamy, minimal carbonation.
Sweet fruits, caramel & dark berries to the fore. This quickly dissipates over the tongue into tangy, citrus, pine, woody, earthy back.