cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the foot of the walk... Copper... Small tan head.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Soft metalic toffee malts.. Light dry bitter finish
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Bishop’s Mill (JDW), Durham, £1.89/pint.
Copper pour with a thick, cream-coloured head. The nose is slightly chemical/medicinal and soapy, as well as definitely boozy and carrying notes of hay and grain. The taste opens highly bitter with lots of earthy and cereal notes and a biscuity finish. Decent bitter.
The_Osprey (5318) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Victoria as ’Adnams Extra Special Bitter’. Liking the old-school pump clip. Dark amber orange, still, clear, small foamy off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is very light indeed with some green apple. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is celery, leaves, green apple, gummy bear sweets, lightly bitter finish with some woodiness. Pretty interesting. Nice to try.
theprof (359) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask. The commercial deScription talks of floral, herbal aromas but for me the scent is more compost than garden. Colour is copper with lacing. Taste is more hops than malt giving the promised tart bitterness. Not my preferred aftertaste and don’t spill it on any garment or friend you like.
berkshirejohn (5679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Plough & Harrow (JDW), Hammersmith. Amber with a thin cream head; pleasant floral aroma; sweet floral taste; with a dry herbal finish. Quite refined, but showing its age - things have changed a lot since this was a Champion Beer.
ManVsBeer (7656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Percy Shaw, Halifax. Golden-amber with a thick head. Session ale that’s lightly hopped, with a light floral-sweet aroma, and a lower bitterness.
mr_h (4431) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Society Room, Glasgow (Festival Ale), floral, caramel, herbal aroma, copper with a thin off-white head, excellent lacing, biscuit, fruity flavour, creamy, sweet aftertaste.
amhart88 (86) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice enough but a bit bland for my tastes. Very little variety in palate, but a good session ale
Towey1989 (1450) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of toasted malts, slight biscuit, subtle boiled sweets, a little orange barley and some musky, grassy hops. Taste of toasted malts, grain, orange barley, subtle boiled sweets, some grapefruit, slight nuts and herbal, grassy hops. Light bodied and a slightly oily texture. A dry, kind of musky, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. A weird one this, some pleasant citrus tones but quite an astigent, musky hoppy character that took a while get used to. Below average I reckon.
RichTheVillan (5825) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with a creamy white head, aroma has light citrus and biscuit, taste has pale malts, some tangerine, green tea leaves, light bitterness.