Travlr (23574) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fro notes. 1997 tasting. Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin white head that disappeared quickly and left scant lacing. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavor has lots of malts, some citrus, and a bit of light spice. Slightly bitter finish. Nice.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Stillage at the Morris Dancer, Kelsall 14/04/2001
Fruity aromas. Malt flavour finish.
2. Bottle 14/05/2001
Strong in alcohol and hoppy ABV 5.5%
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/06/2001
Strong in alcohol and sweet on the palate. Malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 07/06/2001
Strong caramel flavours. Malt finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) 5.5% ABV in my version. Neat amber coloured beer with a small, dense head. Very soft and smooth with notes of lightly sweet caramel and a wee touch of smoke. 200500
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium head upon pouring with a full body.Quite hoppy with a pleasant flowery aftertaste.For some reason it reminded me of several Shepherd Neame brews.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle, a light brown with a medium frothy head which disappeared. A very malty aroma, slightly spicy. A fruity malty taste, with a good bitterness in the mouth.
Ungstrup (36408) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A red beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit especially peach as well as yeast. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of peach and a dry hoppy end.
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Thin off white head. Hoppy and light fruity aroma. Buttery, watery flavour with som light hopsnotes. Is thin bodied with light bitterness in the end.
larsniclas (6960) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, not much head.
Toffee- and perfume-aroma.
Rather sweet with some chocolate and toffee and fine bitterness.
rickgordon (3870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour. Aroma of burnt sugar. Sweet malty flavour, with maybe a bit too much butterscotch. Also a little harsh and one dimensional.
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This might rank as the oldest bottle I've sampled - best before Aug. 1983 - which if it adheres to what I've been told means that it's from 1983 and was brewed by Gibbs Mew. Was somewhat hesitant as no strength was listed and I had no idea if it had been properly stored. Well, not to worry. I do think it might have gone just a tad past its prime, but still was quite good. Winelike, fruity nose. Near still, no head. Currants and caramel and a cola like quality (Dr. Pepper for those that know - stewed prune cola for those that don't) Hadn't noticed until pouring the remaining little bit (label & fiol obscured all) that there was quite a bit of dark residue atthe bottom, changing the taste slightly and adding a bit of cocoa to the mix. Thanks to SilkTork for passing this on (and Doug for toting it back)