The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Railway, Putney as ’Acorn Barnsley Bitter’. Clear orange, still, thin white layer of foam atop, leaves light lacing. Aroma has some caramelised sugars, some dog, rubber, maybe a little sulphur. Body is smooth, rounded, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, straw, a little sulphur, squash ball (yes, I suck these on a regular basis so I can make this comparison), soft bitterness. Middling bitter. Pretty much the epitome of ’twiggy bitter’. Drinkable with just enough nuance to keep things interesting.
sir__v (1457) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: grassy hoppy and small resin notes. Taste: good malt with nice hoppy taste, grassy and resin. Good pine notes. Very easy drinkable.Good attenuation. Really nice beer. Aftertaste: grassy and small resin notes. Good wet bitterness and caramel.
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Clear amber color, white head. Fruity aroma. Taste has fruity toffee. Not bad.
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Reliance, Leeds. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, light butterscotch. Taste is light sweet, creamy texture. Sweet, nutty finish.
FatPhil (12180) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Queen’s Head, London)
Nice ruddy bitter. Gently sweet malts in the taste. Sessionable, and quite unchallenging. Finish just a bit sweet, and has a very delicate dryness. Beer for drinking not thinking.
joe19612 (2360) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 15. Pours a clear brown colour with a white head, aroma is malt with biscuit and some toffee, taste is malty with a hint of coffee with a clean dry finish.
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. Orange-brown, clear, low foamy head. Spicy hop nse, leafy, bad, touch of caramel. Caramel, light chocolate, peppery hops with some citrus and mineral. Nice bitter.
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Medium high lasting fluffy white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild roasted malt coffee caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.
dogbomb (1126) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Bronze ale with a thick offwhite head. Nose is bacon bits. Taste is like bits of burnt bacon, a touch of grapefruit. Just a bit uninspiring. Like Barnsley.
kwik-lime (1575) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Sweetish bitter, fairly malty with hints of nut and caramel some earthy hop. Nice enough.