imdownthepub (15519) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2007
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Red, brown with white, short head. Overboiled flavours to the fore, slightly cabbagy with a heavy carbonation effect. Thin tasting with a dose of caramel. Tinny finish. berkshirejohn (6762) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Chesnut with a thich cream coloured head; caramel aroma; rather thin in the mouth with deep caramel malt and a strongly bitter finish. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle (from Sainsburys). Slightly unpleasant burnt plastic nose but the main focus here is strong malt and nutty toffee with a fair level of bitterness in the finish. High carbonation made the body seem rather thin and combined with the unpleasant plastic aroma spoilt what was otherwise a fairly decent base. joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbuy’s. Poured a copper bronze, thin white head and moderate condition. Plenty of hops and a touch of sweet malt in the nose, full bodied and malty in the mouth with some fruity banana notes and a faint smokiness, hop bitter finish with some low malty caramel notes. Fin (11052) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle, from Sainsburys Kidlington. Poured a fairly standard brown maybe a touch darker. Good hoppy and fruity nose, taste was very fruity, quite suprised in fact at the full bodied fruitiness and bitterness of this beer. This was a really decent ESB.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Light hoppy aroma with dried fruits. Flavour is light roasty and metallic. Rather thin. gnoff (11144) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) Clear brown color, big fluffy tan head. Nice hoppy fruity scent, some pine resin and citrus. A bit of chocolate also. Fruity hoppy bitter and malty taste, some metal and chocolate as well. Medium mouthfeel and ratehr high bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. Copper bronze, thin white head and moderate condition. Earthy hops and a solid caramel sweet maltiness in the nose, full bodied and malty in the mouth with some fruity banana notes and a faint smokiness, hop bitter finish with some low malty caramel notes.
ekstedt (7007) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark clear amber. Fruity aroma with hints of apricot and burnt sugar. Smooth mouthfeel. Assertive bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Quite decent. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, warm amber golden with a small, off-white head. Nutty aroma. Medium body, again with nutty accents and some burned caramel. But overall rather dry with a lightly hoppy finish. 221106