The_Osprey (7980) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017 OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade Sample. A great strong bitter with a very firm bitter finish. Aromas of caramel malt, dark fruit (plum), and earthy hops. In the mouth the beer presents a big crystal malt character with toffee and caramel which is more than ballanced by a big earthy fruity hop flavour and a lasting bitterness which demands anouther sip. Good beer.
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys London as Titanic Captain Smith’s Strong Ale, 5.2%. Dark amber, translucent and still with a small beige head. Aroma is bready, grains, crackers. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is bready and resinous, astringent carpet and some honey sweetness, building bitterness and a lasting musty linger. A nice bitter if a bit uninspiring. Don2711 (474) - - APR 14, 2017
Plummy and quite thick beer. Stoney fruits. Caramel coffee flavours. Sweetness at start becomes bitter. Nice amber appearance and excellent strength with and bite on the palate. theprof (943) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Cask. Aroma is richly fruity plum caramel. Pours chestnut with foamy white top. Strong initial lacing diminishing. Taste is also stoned fruit with toffee malt but the sweetness is superficial and it has a bitter finish on the palate. Then again this may just be a barrel end. amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Thick textured amber ale, foamy head. Plummy, stone fruits. Hints of fortified wine. A raisiny sweetness. Very rich. VamboladeTolly (1963) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber with foamy-sticky yellowish head. Aroma: caramel, hay, sweetish,some rotten berries, herbal. Taste: sweet and bitter, caramel, some coffee candy from mine childhood, some balancing bitterness, hay. Up to medium body. Sweetish dry finish.
phfyysik (1269) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2017
Pours brown with medium white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, malts, some berries, light hops, toffee, raisins. Taste is quite same: creamy, hops, caramel, vanilla, toffee, fruits and bitterness. Very good beer! martjoobolut (4314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle (thanks marduk). Pours amber with beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruits, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, malt, nutty notes. Finish is dry-nutty bitter. Body is bit watery. Overall: good, bit dead tho. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear amber color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Malty, sweet, shy herbal hops in aroma. Herbal hops, grainy, husky in taste. Grainy and rubbery herbal hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Feels bit old. Drinkable brew. MarcinG (864) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Ciemnobursztynowe przechodzace w lekki rubin. Piana biala srednia opada dosc szybko. W zapachu palone slody karmel i rodzynki. W smaku slodkawe o karmelowej nucie. Czuc takze toffi rodzynki palone slody. Ok zenkis (861) - Ogre, LATVIA - OCT 22, 2016
Classy ESB with enough fruity, crystal malts aroma and flavor notes. Medium body, small frothy top, white one. Tasty and drinkable. Some reddish notes in color.