MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Chestnut amberish looks with a faint off white rim. Straight forward caramalt snout with some slight hoppy hints. Similar flavour with a touch of leather and a hint of on too long sourness. Ok but uneventful. Don’t know where the name comes from but there isn’t much that’s brutish about this one. It’s certainly not squirting out hot jets of man foam.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at peterborough beer fest 2009. Alround rating: Malt is vinous and lightly tart, theres soem red grape character in here and the body is quite thin, but in a way i like. Perhaps this cask had been kept this the winter before and had benifited from a bit of aging.
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Bath. Dark brown with white head. Caramel, toffee sweet, quite chewey on the palate, mollasses, heavy, I’m not really keen on these sticky heavy beers.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, 17th Apilr 09. Classic deep copper/mid-brown colour. Sweet, toffee & barley sugar taste. Muted aroma and palate is a bit thin.
downender (6236) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath, 21/02/09. Dark brown with reddish undertones and a slight, off-white head. Sweet, barley sugar and earthy hop aroma. Flavour was also sweet, with plenty of caramel, cherries and a clean, bitter finish. Enjoyable. Came across as a cleaner version of Wadworth Old Timer.