chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Plough, Worcester, May 2009. I only went for it because I thought I had only had it in bottle but it turned out to be one of those "I must have rated this before, oh no I haven’t moments". Ginger colour. Good condition. Quite fruity aroma. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Sweetish. Some medicinal herbal notes.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with medium white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, touch of smoke / tobacco. And a definite hint of cheap hot dog. More tobacco in flavour, more malts and caramel, some spice, little alcohol burn. Thin mouthfeel.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a chestnut amber with a thin and soon-forgotten head. Aroma is anglo-hops and pinched sweetness. Tastes like a slightly over-powered ESB. Good carbonation, thinnish body. Nothing to write home about.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is dark amber and the head is huge, creamy and lasting. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, malt, caramel, citrus, light licorice, alcohol and the finish is spicy and dry.
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours coppery with a tiny beige head. Caramel and berries in the nose. Flavor is caramel, a bit of roast, and a long bitter finish.
Strykzone (7192) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark caramel brown with a small tan head that is noisy and very temporary. A pleasant aroma of dark fruit and caramel. That aroma stays pleasant throughout the bottle. Flavor is rye, spicy, fruity, and caramel. Throw in some more spice and this could be a nice Fall or Winter seasonable. Still, it is a nice beer with a classic feel to it.
AskForJenny (1082) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l - Copper color with light tan head, caramel and smoke on palate, more smokey than hoppy.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a thin off white head. Slight aroma of malt with a taste of malt. Fairly smooth.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Thorkilds, Vejen, DK.
Amber with red tone and small head. Aroma of red berries and fruit. Flavor is malt, some caramel and a hint of roasts
McGarnigle (643) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Our Glass bottle with a bit of crumpet on the label. Not dated. Pours clear ruby with everlasting head (and great lacing down the side of the glass too). Smooth body with soft fizz. Caramel and raisin malt backbone. The hops hit the back of the throat to dry it out. As it warms, fruity esters really come through, but too warm and there’s sherry booziness to it. Still a really good British beer, but pricey here in the States.