ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear dark golden, topped with a white sheet. Vague sourish aroma of apple-skins and sulphur. Mineraly watery flavour of orange-peels and grains. Almost no body. Quite bitter aftertaste of apple-skins and oranges. Gloomy bitter.
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Bridge House and The George Inn, London
Dark amber color. Some malt aroma and taste, but not very strong. The bitterness is more respectable.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 21/02/2002
Amber golden coloured pale bitter with some malt and a slight bitterness and hop finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood 15/02/2003
Very similar to above but with some sour fruit and dryness in the finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Blue Cap, Sandiway 01/12/2008
Floral and malt aromas. Bronze golden smooth on the palate and slightly hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at down under pub with Micheal. Surprisingly smooth. Didn’t think I’d like it but I did. Very nice finish.
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 (6398) - 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 (1028) - 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 (12460) - 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 (14519) - 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.