Monday, 23 December 2013
Appearance: dark with ruby hilights on the edges. tan head
Smell: milk chocolate coffee malts no hops at all.
Taste: Milk chocolate dark malts and again really no hops. leaves a coffee like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: medium thick body. light carbonation easy drinking.
Overall: quite nice not terribly complex but has a agreable flavor profile. 3.75/5
Sunday, 15 December 2013
and for those who dont know the significance of the boot. the British call them "wellingtons"
Appearance. pretty copper orange with a soapy off white head.
Smell: piney hops over a good malt background.
Taste: malty up front then earthy piny hops then kinda tangy. finish is kinda "green"
Mouthfeel. Thin with medium high carb goes down easily though.
Overall: its kinda odd but in a good way. i could see myself enjoying this in quantity. 3.5/5
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Bud crow is an amber lager with 6% abv
Appearance golden with thin head that dissapates quickly.
Smell sweet and like bud
Taste grainy and sweet cant call it malty astringant finish
Mouthfeel high biting carbonation in a thin almoast medium body goes down easy enough.
Overall. Better than bud but thats not hard to do. Drinkable 1.7/5
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
4.7g in dayi gaiwan at 95c
1st infusion 30s: light in color and flavor, very slight briskness sweet floral arrival.
2nd infusion 1m: looks like this is a one steeper super brisk all complexity has been washed over by the dryness.
oveall: not my favorite black tea never mind a darjeeling. could likely add nicely to a blend tho.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Appearance: redish brown clear body off white head that dies down quickly.
Smell: it smells sweet aroma is really feint.
Taste: sweet then a bakers chocolate bitterness with a boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: medium smooth body with a light carbonation nip.
overall: a nice balance of bittersweet has a good body and is smooth 3.75/5
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Apearance: a dark brown with red highlights wen held up to a light with a tan head that dies down to a skim and leaves some lacing.
Smell: dark chocolate really sweat malty body and a hint of vanilla whiskeyness.
Taste: chocolate ripe fruit and lots of vanilla oak with a boozy finish. kinda bitter.
mouthfeel: light nippy carbonation kinda thin body.
overall: honestly not my favorite from them. its an experience just not as nice of one as some of their other offerings. 3/5
Sunday, 17 November 2013
I used 7 pearls in my dayi gaiwan. @80c
1st inufsion 1m : aroma is very floral and the taste is floral and delicate.
2nd infusion 1m: floral-ness is increased but not overbearing.
3rd infusion 2m: floras are even more pronounced but the tea is starting to battle its way forward.
4th infusion 4m: same intensity as before tea is starting to wind down. I dont foresee it getting any more intense or complex. so I'll save you from reading more of the same.
overall: its a very well mannered tea with lots of floral presence and delicateness a good tea for beginners, the leaves are mostly whole 2 leaves and a bud. excellent quality. the actual jasmine has dissipated in the bowl.
Monday, 14 October 2013
pour: pale yellow with almost no head retention
Smell: crisp and cleen pale malt.
Taste: citrus hops with a thin malt background.
Mouthfeel: thin with a medium carb
overall: a lager with a decent hop presence. pretty mild mannered not offensive.
lager mark: 3.5/5 overall mark 2.75/5
Sunday, 13 October 2013
pour: deep mohagany with a tan head that stays for a decent time
Aroma: dark chocolate and malts with a coffee note
Taste: malty bitter chocolate and coffee with earthy hops on the finish
mouthfeel: on the thin side but has medium carbonation goes down easy.
overall: decently good brew would drink often. 3.4/5
Saturday, 12 October 2013
pour: amber with a thin soapy head. that laces.
Aroma: malty caramell with a light earthy pine note
Taste: malty sweet that melts into a light earthy hops and a light bitterness
Mouthfeel: light drinkable medium body. low carbonation
overall: its a nice beer not terribly interesting but i could see myself sitting in a brittish pub enjoying a few pints of this. 3.7/5
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Dark almost like a black tea so higher oxidation kinda nutty dry finish.
Dark fruits and dryness verry dark for an oolong plesent but not complex
Flavor has pretty much died down to something like a standard black tea.