ljthiessen (600) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the King’s Head in Winnipeg. Mild nose, malty caramel. Not much to the flavour - tasted a little closer to an amber than a bitter, probably. Nothing wrong with this beer - just nothing memorable at all.
Vladivostok (297) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mid-amber with a slightly malty aroma. Dusty hops and way too much butterscotch. The complete antithesis of a refreshing summer beer. Pretty dismal stuff all round.
Erasmus_ro (1630) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Goffs Manor, Crawley 21/08/13. Pours a coppery orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, caramelly, flowery. Taste is flowery with some caramel. Breadiness and flowers win. Smooth and light.
berkshirejohn (4904) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Hornbrook, Horsham, West Sussex. Tawny brown with a loose white head; rather thin with a sweet caramel flavour and a touch of fruit; some light, rather earthy bitterness. Overall a rather plain and boring bitter.
thebeertourist (4996) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at St Stephen’s Tavern, Westminster. Deep amber, almost no head. Caramel and apple notes, semi-dry. Drinkable.
BeerSkull (1352) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Spicy and slightly sour orange-like smell with a distinct aroma of butterscotch and vanilla. The flavor has a distinct taste of butterscotch and vanilla, and in the aftertaste there’s a sour bitterness. Really disgusting beer in my book! I do not like butterscotch / diacetyl!
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, handpump @ The Worlds End tied house, Taunton, Somerset.
Deep tawny copper that is not quite bright but shimmers in the light with minute particles in suspension. Headless, a full pint but not a bubble to be seen atop. Distant aroma of rusty, tannic malts, dusty old hops and praline. Flavour is just as distant. Sweet, dark, caramelised sugar front, wood and dust mid-palate; the malt and hops give an earthy mustiness to it that ensues into the swallow. A little rust makes it clap-out, the length a continuation of the palate. The body is featherweight, the flavour so subdued its alarming. Overall its sweet, too softly spoken and lacking backbone. A boring bitter.
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 On tap. Deep golden colour with a white head. Floral hoppy and light caramel aroma. Mild sweet caramel flavour with a fresh hoppiness. A little less carbonation on tap
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
First tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in July 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Poor aroma with a hint of sweet malt and little else. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give an insipid sweet note which lacks complexity and depth. Strong metallic notes from the hop resins in the long aftertaste. Finish was weak and flavours ran out of steam ages ago. Had a very slight resemblence to Castle Eden but this was a struggle to finish. Poor real ale and one to avoid on this showing.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Shakespeare’s Head, Brighton - 4/11/10. Dry hoppy palate but a sweetish taste. Grassy or foresty nose.