SarkyNorthener (2908) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, yeast and bitter fruit. Not good.
RichTheVillan (4353) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; clear amber pour with a thin magnolia head, light lemon and malt aroma, taste is surprisingly fruit wasn’t expecting that from the aroma, sweet caramel, bitter on the finish.
Scopey (8790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Archie’s, Aberdeen. It pours clear amber with a decent beige head. The nose is soft, doughy, toasty, stewed orange, toasty and toffee. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, orange rind, marmalade, mild spice, earth, dough and toasty grain with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Perfectly acceptable esb action...
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear golden, nose is very light floral toffee, taste is dry, crisp, light fruit.
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint in Auld Brig in Irvine (JDW)
Dark gold colour with thin white head.
Tastes pretty bland. Touch of butterscotch but not much else. Slightly bitter finish. Light oily mouthfeel. Not for me sorry.
BlackHaddock (4846) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint in my local Wetherspoons on 5th Dec 2014. Poured a good, bright amber colour with a thin white head. Mixed fruit and malty taste, very little aroma: got sweeter in flavour as it warmed a little in the glass. Although it had almost no smell I still enjoyed it. Almost had another pint, but I managed to drag myself away and home before I started a session (it was lunchtime when I had it).
Don2711 (223) - - NOV 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No detected aroma. Golden appearance with thin off white head. Taste butterscotch. Disappointing on palate. Bitterness just okay. Overall not awful but for me a disappointment.
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - golden amber with a very slight haze, thin off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, good lacing, resinus slightly powdery overly hopped, oily texture, sour finish
Stuartyboy (886) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Wetherspoons Belfast fruity beer with a malty backbone and slightly bitter finish
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
5.0% almost black colour with a good head, malty aroma, bitter fruity taste.