Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm] Hoppy and fruity aroma and flavour with some toffee notes. Smooth.
omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Amber colour. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Citric and juicy notes of grass and toffee as well as red currant. Dry, with somewhat resiny finish holding medium bitterness. Well balanced.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Market Porter, Borough Market, London. With Chris_o and joet. Copper coloured. Aroma is light malt and fruit. Sweet malt and fruity with a slight sour edge. An odd beer.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Market Porter in London. Gold body with no head. Aroma is mild floral notes, light malt, and faint fruits. Taste is mild malt and fruit with light floral notes and a hint of tea. Body is smooth and lightly bittered. Finishes with medium hoppy notes and flowery notes along with mild malts.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 8. This draft brew from the Market Porter in London poured a small head of finely sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild malts and hops. Its mouth feel was smooth malty mildly hopped with a smooth palate and a hoppy aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty hoppy notes and was tasty. A very average brew.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Market Porter, Southwark, London. Not too bad, some subtle aromatic hops in the aroma and flavour, some orangey caramel flavours, medium bitter finish, a bit salty.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry if I gave the impression that I couldn't support Spiesy's comments at the time, but I certainly do now (apart from the smokiness, which I didn't get). Pale amber colour. Not much in the aroma, but some fruit comes through in the flavour. Hops and a touch of malt too. A pleasant, nicely balanced session bitter, but nothing to get too excited about. Cask (gravity), Battersea Beer Festival.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Battersea Beer Festival, 2004.
Amber with a bright white frothy head. Aroma doesn’t give much away. The flavour is ever so slightly smoky. I tried to garner support from chris_o and SilkTork for this comment but none was forth coming. Silk was already cut to pieces having been there from the outset and Chris was certainly enjoying himself. In any case I stand by my observation, the beer definitely had under currents of smokiness that left a trail on the sides of the palate.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 June, 2003: Cask, Dog & Bone, Gillingham. Not in best condition - a bit stale and slightly sour. Beyond that this is a sweetish malt based bitter with a small hop finish. Not great. [2.3]
Sept, 2004:The Market Porter Gathering. Oaky and slightly sweet. Good character. Sulphur aroma. The oaky, sweaty quality of this beer means it needs to be served in good condition to be fully appreciated. Had this a few times during the Gathering. Best beer of the night. [3.4]