wimpyjoe (1692) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bronze in colour and maintains a good head, but has very little character elsewhere.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a chestnut brown with an amber edge and a gentle off-white head. Aroma is very subtle, slightly floral and malty but very faint. It runs rather nicely over the palate however. Tropical fruit flavours shine then collapse quickly into a dry coarse bitterness which also doesn’t hang around for long. The merest of aftertastes leaves you pondering what it actually tasted like and so draws you in to another sip. A firework of a beer that flares, fades, then leaves you wondering whether it was really there in the first place.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a brown colour with a thick white head. A musty yeast and caramel aroma with similar flavours. A little lemon to finish. Moderate carbonation.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask, The Larry, Nuneaton, 25/02/12. Cherry red with copper edges under a slim cream top. Sour berry tang aroma. Same taste; aged, acetic, Tunes-like, plain wrong. Bitter afters from nowhere. Hay and faint biscuit. Yuck.
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wetherspoons on Victoria Station. Copper coloured with a tight beige head; red fruit aroma; smooth and soft with a rich fruity toffee flavour with lots of depth from deeply roasted malts; the finish is dry with some spicy hops. Very drinkable.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - very faint fruit malt aroma, pours clear deep amber with an off white head, slight sourness
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Strong roast grain the long aroma. Thick creamy delicious mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give digestive malt with smokey overtones and rich overipe figs. Slightly dry leather notes in the bitter aftertaste. Molasses in the sweet warming finish. Tastes like a stronger, better version of Ambeardextrous. Cracking session ale and well recommended.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Cask at the Three Crowns, Chippenham] Chestnut with a slight white head and no fizz. Some toffee, a hint of vanilla; dry finish with a little sour, earthy bitterness. Somehow made me think of a Greene King seasonal which put me right off.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits. Flavour is caramel malts, fruits, slight sourness. Fairly dry finish.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Edgar Wallace. Pours a rich amber with a modest, white foam head. Aroma holds a good bit of bread and caramel, along with light fruits. Flavor is pretty sweet, with prominent caramel and leaves. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with strong, earthy and leafy bitterness, along with slight bread, wood and sugar. Decent.