GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask from blackfriars] Some toasty notes of caramel give it a good malt back bone, balanced with some hop notes of citrus fruits and pine. decent body slightly dry finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 22/03/2003
Dark amber coloured with some richness and sweetness. Dry malty finish.
2. Cask Handpump at Wilkie’s Tavern, Warrington 21/04/2003 Amber mid brown coloured with some fruitiness and a lasting malt finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy copper with large creamy head. Fresh, leafyaroma, hints of orange-peels and tropical fruit. Very fruity flavour of oranges, mango, vanilla and cookies wiith long dry aftertaste. Very good session bitter.
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Creamy, booring, but good brewed. The foam is good and stays for long time. BUt nothing special on it, a little creamy, but not exactly one of those creamy beers. Yellow, not gold, but pale.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackfriers. This bar is a new found home to me of recent times. Aroma is malty with the hops balancing well, and creating some fruity notes. Taste is very similar with the fruit giving it a great smoothness and very well balanced taste. One of the best cask scotish beers iv had for a while.
scotty (1032) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this in the Abbotsford Bar, Rose st, Edinburgh, where it’s called Atlas Abbotsford Ale. A darkish ale with a nice mixture of malt and fruit on the palate. Good pint.
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity Kent beer festival. Mahogany colour with fruity malt nose of red/dark fruits. Caramel fruits in mouth but then the sharp hop finish throws this beer out of balance. Could be good, but the hop and malt need better intergratio n
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Nevisport Bar, Fort William. Dark red. Malty, fruity aroma (sour red fruits), hints of chocolate, grapefruit. Good mouthfeel (medium-firm for the abv). Finishes with promised hop and a bit of sour fruit. Excellent stuff. Sampled the following day in Kinlochleven at the Tailrace Inn - slightly mellower sample, grapefruit and sour red berry thing not as evident, still excellent.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity cask @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge. Moderately dark. Malt and almond with toffee aromas. Fairly dry with light delicate bitterness. A bit watery.
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at NERAX 4/28/2005
Dark, caramel-auburn colored body, foamy white, well-retained head. Fruity nose, deep and expressive with plenty of sweet toffee. Caramel, berries, yeast and earthy malt notes. Very good from the first smell, and just as good while drinking. Or so I thought. Medium body, no wateriness, great malt extraction, hops not overdone.