HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. At The Red Lion, Crown Passage off Pall Mall, London. Shared with my wife, who quite liked it; me ... meh. Poured amber-tinged gold with a smallish off-white head. Up-front aroma of sweet light grain malt, vaguely fruity, and a little tart, odd in a bitter, I thought - the light hops seemed a bit harsh and acidic, even to the nose. The taste - yes, quite acidic - not strong at all, just a somewhat harsh dry hop with acidic intrusions, at least compensating for an overly sweet malt backbone - is that really dry Kent hops in there? Wish I could tell ... Average body, extremely quick finish, at least the acidity doesn’t linger on the tongue, and made this unique in my short experience of cask bitters this trip - as I said, this could have been overly sweet, almost cloying, but that was compensated for.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a standard bitter pretty much what everybody has been saying about this beer- amber, nice head and lacing, malt and vegetable and a touch of english hops. kind of a bad aftertaste from the vegetable and it is just a tad sweet. i will pass.
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh) Amber color, offwhite head. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma.
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at Cask and Barrel, Edinburgh. Amber colour. Sweaty aroma of boiled vegetables. Sweet and fruity, medium bodied. With it’s mushy mouthfeel, the stale boiled vegetables and it’s lacklustre overall character it does nothing to convince of seeking it out again.
donovan1983 (59) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Old Chicago. Pours a nice lighter amber. Has a very pleasant, sweet aroma. The taste was sweet, made me think of apples and honey. A bit too sweet for me and made it a little difficult to finish the pint. Would have been better if the sweetness was toned down a little, or maybe balanced out by some bisquity malt. Not a bad brew, just not for me.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Chequers Inn, Bulkington. Have resisted rating this for a while because off-form it’s like drinking squash.... milky pint, resolving into a Tizerish orange amber. Oak, apple peel, Burton snatch in the nose. Mild-mannered apple fruitiness with a leafy hop finish, and a touch of liquorice earthiness as it warms. Delicately subtle, temperamental English sessions.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[CASK: The Bank, Manchester 04/04/07]
Mediocre and not very tasty. About as reasonable as they come.
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber, resiny hop, watery(quenching) resin hoppyness light fruit with a slight touch pf mellow bitterness.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at The Tin Goose, Heathrow Airport, London 29 Apr) Copper colour with creamy white head. Fruity nose with apricots and stifled notes of dusty hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots and traces of dusty hops in a rather unchallenging finish. Nothing wrong with it, just lacking character.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Pulls a copperish colour with a thin creamy head, laces well. Nose is quite hoppy with some biscuity malt. Mouth much the same, some bitterness from the start, some winter fruit, plum, and some citrus as it develops. Quite quenching, but a little heavy after a few.