Tide (4220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, floral hops, toast and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus and fruits. Excellent real ale. Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear, ripe copper-gold with a fine, creamy white head. Some smoked malts in the nose, light honey, bread. Medium sweet flavor with more smoke, candied ham, faint leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation; not in awesome condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with further smokey-sweet ham, light fruits, honey, more bread. Decent but the lack of condition holds it back. FatPhil (16928) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2012
500ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)jookos (6972) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Hazy orange, huge head. Gentle tarry smoke aroma. Almost wheat-beery sourness too. A bit watery, and a bit fizzy in the mouth. No sign of 6.3%, it seems weaker than that. Black tea in the finish. Some smokiness in the taste, but more tarry. Some wheatiness in the taste too, with the associated sharpness. Quirky and interesting, but the carbonation’s too high, and it’s not really pressing my buttons.
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Bottle. Orange, slight haze. Nose has malts, some sweetness. A bit of yeast and resinous hops. And a fainth touch of smoky oak. Body is medium, a bit bitter. Malts, smokey tones. A lightly smoked pale strong ale. A bit hot/thick in the finish. Not that interesting.VastActiv (7489) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle 0.5l at Black Door, Helsinki. Deep golden colour with nice head. Aroma and flavours were malts, hoppiness and caramel. Well balanced but where is the smoke?
Fin (10834) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Sunday 23rd September 2012 Pours hazy gold with a slight orange glow, nice white head. There is a subtle smokiness, soft in mouth, very tangy with a undercurrent of sweetness. Not so smokey in mouth, the fruity tang hangs about, strength is very deceptive. Good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3 MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Cask. Cloudy dark caramel colour. Nice smoky flavour. Also quite sweet. Very good. Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Cask @ "The Whaf", Aalborg. 2nd Cask Festival. Slightly hazy amber colour with white head. Smoky and hints of honey or syrup in the aroma with some maltyness in the back. Full body with lots of mouthfeel - surpriningly not cloring. Smoky flavor with a good malty backbone. Hints of hops and some hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006
Hazy gold. Not a pretty beer to look at. A strange aroma of honey, cheese and smoked bacon. Malty taste with medium to strong bitterness and a general background of pork scratchings. I’m unconvinced that this is anything like the beer they drank in 18th century Hampshire, however I enjoyed the eclectic experience. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2006
Bottled. Hazy pale orange with low minimal white head. Smokey aroma of ropes and ham (is this from Bamberg???) with notes of herbs and grassy hops. Yum! Full flavour of smoke, fudge and caramel. Mild but long solid aftertaste of peat, toated malts, grass and straw. A damn good cross of Hampshire and Bamberg.