JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on tap and it was okay. The malt tone and bitterness is here but nothing stands out. It definately has a dry character but doesn’t seem as creamy as other bitters.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refreshing, but without too much character. A nice hoppy finish, the trade mark of a proper English bitter. Cask at Ye Old Mitre, London.
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. I can’t get enough of these cask bitter’s. Excellent smooth sweet flavor.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the George Inn, London: Pours a clear deep copper bronze with a nicely-lacing white head. Subtle toffee and hop nose. Body starts with some maltiness, thinning toward the semi-bitter, lightly metallic, watery finish. An ok bitter, that has drinkability as its best attribute.
argo0 (12118) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London) Crystal clear amber body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some leafy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, faint earthy. Watery light body. Bland.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Lager aroma. Dark copper colour, small bubbly head. Nutty flavour. OK bitterness. Nice standard bitter.
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Tiger, Stowting, Kent. Mid brown to amber in colour. Hoppy nose with yeasty flavour. OK in mouth, slightly hoppy/yeasty finish
ClarkVV (4218) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at NERAX 4/28/2005
Dark copper colored beer, small, foamy white head, low retention (a good thing). Light alcohol (or perhaps very dry ester) notes in the aroma, some hints of bananas and soft, caramelly malt. Flavor of light cardboard, grainy malt, rather toasty on the finish. Medium body. No diacetyl noticed.
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[cask somewhere in London]
Barely hazy, medium-dark amber with a frothy, hand pumped head. Foam has a rubbery, shiny look and forms nice lacing. Aroma is fairly weak with some hints of grape and cranberry and a little caramel. Tastes fruity with subtle malt and english hops, but not very much caramel or toffee malt, as expected. There is a sharp bitterness that threatenes to linger, but eventually dissipates to a clean finish and a raisiny walnut aftertaste. Medium body and low carbonation.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A regular in these parts and often on at the kings Arms. Slips down nice and easy and refreshes the toes that other beers by-pass.