SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - JUN 13, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask, Frog and Toad, Gillingham. Aroma of rancid nylon. Dull flavour - neither citric sharp nor earthy bitter, but a boggy blend of both. Clinging mouthfeel. Watery finish. Dreadful beer. No wonder Archer's beers rarely travel far beyond Swindon.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Kingston Arms, Cambridge)
Light golden colour, thin head. Sweet light fruit and crisp hop aroma. Flavour fills out with a sweet but tangy malty almost slightly musky body. Very impressive for a 3.5% beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Old Harkers Arms, Chester 12/08/2002
A golden smooth beer with some sweetness and slightly dry hoppy finish.
2. 05/08/2005 Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, London
First drink of the day en route to the GBBF Again the beer was golden and hoppy with some sour fruit and bitterness in the dry malt finish.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A fairly balanced beer erring on the side of sweetness. Has some malt character but the sweetness is too much for me and increases towards the finish. (Cask @ Cornubia, Bristol)
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at The Stags Head, Swalcliffe. Pale gold coloured with thin head. Dry hoppy beer, tobaco back notes with a smokey character. Thin and nasal on the finish.
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Hand Pump) A straw coloured ale, with a loose head that fails very early. Reasonably hoppy flavour, and drinks above it's weight. It is what it says it is, a refreshing summer beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Bag O’ Nails, Bristol...fruity (blackberry), hoppy, slight leather note, refreshing. Bursts with flavour.