chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mid-amber appearance. Very subdued aroma, although the hevay cold I am suffering from might not have helped. I will give it the benefit of the doubt in that respect, otheriwse it would lose a point. Pleasnt malty edge on the palate, but a pronounced bitterness develops and dominates the finish. Slight metallic tang lingers. A Silk Tork says, quite restrained, especially for a winter beer, and consequently, as the brewery suggests, much more quaffable than one might expect. I quite liked this, but nothing exceptional. Obviously doing the Wetherspoons rounds at the moment. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, London SW1, December 2003.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Moon Under Water, Manchester (JDW) 06/12/2003
Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly rich on the palate. Crisp full malt finish with a hint of bitterness.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned at The Bell, Banbury. Brown Amber beer with thinnish head. This is a sweetish malty beer, an attempt to deliver a winter warmer which in my opinion misses the mark. Little subtelty of flavours, mainly an alcoholic sweetness. There is a boiled hoppy finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned, Masque Haut, London.
Amber with a medium well formed and persistent head. Good medium bitterness with not much else Iím afraid. This beer wasnít a patch on the Winter Tipple sampled just beforehand.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Fresh @ JDW Golden Lion, Rochester. Dark amber colour - quite murky like a brown ale. A darkly malty beer with dark tangy hops, but all in a restrained manner. Some slight raisin and toffee flavours. Flavours are slightly murky but give an acceptable overall impression. A black tea aroma.