berkshirejohn (3961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Gold with a creamy off-white head; aroma of caramel and malt; the flavour amtches with caramel and slightly nutty soft malts; there is a gentle, but deep, earthy bitterness. Very drinkable.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at The Bowling Green, Banbury. Copper with no head. Tart and fruity beer in Monday lunchtime condition, flabby and only just drinkable. Rebadged for the pub but pointed in this direction.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 06/11/2008
Slightly wheaty aroma. Copper amber coloured with some alcohol present. Lots of malt and a little dryness in a bitter lasting finish.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Lord Moon of the Mall, JDW. Whitehall SW1. Pours a golden color with a small longlasting creamy off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly hoppy bitter finish with some hints of caramel.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Standing Order, Edinburgh 13 Nov 08. Golden colored. A small creamy head. Modest fruity aroma. Flavor with hints of fruit but quite ordinary. No bitterness.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>2008-11-08, Cask Conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - The Lord Moon of the Mall, London, 6-4-6-3-13=32</i>
Hazy amber color. Nice aroma, a bit hoppy, grassy, maybe manure, fruity in the beginning. Caramel flavor, good round body, strong bitterness. Pleasant without thrills.
<i>2008-11-03, Cask Conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - Shakespear’s Head, London, 5-3-4-3-8=23</i>
Amber color; creamy head. It has a good caramel and malt flavor, lighter aroma; unfortunately there is a strong presence of chemicals or cleaning products (without the chemicals, maybe 6-3-7-4-14). Really controversial.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at JDW in Hammersmith during "Spoons Fest in a Day" crawl, 2nd Nov 08. Dark amber with a good lacy head. Decent malt flavour, not too chemical at first but let down by a poor finish and aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at JDW edinburgh ...copper ...big fruity hop ... juicy front ...fruity light caramel ...medium sweetness... ligth bitterness in finsihs.
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Bronze with a small white head. Aromas are sweet weetabix malts with raisins. Slightly vinous with fudge and spices. Flavours are sweet biscuit malts with a light roast character. Hints of Autumn fruit with a peppery, dry finish. Grapefruit bitterness on the finish. A decent Winter brew.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. Copper colour with thin bubbly beige head. Its a bitter, ok malts, some hop dryness on end, bit of a sting, quite drinkable, good condition. Its a bitter I could drink all day and not be disappointed. Good malt and dryness.
wheresthepath (1382) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Deep orange-amber with a slight white head. Oh, wow - this smells amazing. Deep, rich scents of fruit, malt and spices swirl enticingly above the beer. Its rather a let-down that the flavours are not a patch on the aroma - its a decent, fairly sweet and fruity winter ale. The texture is rather too smooth for my liking - it could do with a few rough edges to hang more flavour on. Funnily enough I might have enjoyed this beer more without the lovely smell - you wouldnt then have had quite the level of disappointment when the taste didnt live up to it.