Leighton (8605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. You just do NOT pass up an Irish Ale tick. Pours clear, dark copper with a thick, off-white froth head. Toasty bread in the nose with tangy berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, ripe fruits, berries, bitter earth and leather, hints of cinnamon. Light nodied with fine carbonation. Bitter cherry pits to finish, earth, burnt leaves, leathery fruits. Comes across as just a little to bitter and slightly astringent in the end.
niquillis (766) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at Old Swan (JDW), Uttoxeter. Pours red brown with a stiff white head. Looks the part, not much going on for a red. Not unpleasant but not interesting either. Disappointing as I like red Irish ales usually.
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; mahogany pour with creamy white head, roast malt aroma, not loads going on in the taste bland bitterness with a slight hint of coffee.