tombyars (1556) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 24th January 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Clear malty aroma with a sweet note of moist raisins present. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts gives a maltloaf base with sweet fruit notes of raisins and sultanas. There is a strong flavour of sour dough evident in the earthy hoppy aftertaste. Finish is malty with raisins and the sourness still present on the palate. An ok session Scottish 80/
kapusil (1023) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask. Deep orange/amber body, off-white head. Aroma of grains, caramel and floral hops. Taste of grains, caramel, toast and some berries. OK beer.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Pours mud brown. Very malty, bitter, some plum. Below average.
minutemat (3609) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours dark brown, no head, no discernible aroma. Taste is watery boring brown bitter. A waste of time.
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany brown and clear. Lots of dark malts. Moderate sweetness. Well balanced. Good but lacks a bit of oomph!
Tranquillity (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Medium brown. Medium light brown head. The aroma is mellow, fruity. The taste is weak, but extremely ill with tartness and plum/peach/citrus. Pretty perfect.
berkshirejohn (5677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Chestnut in colour with a loose cream head; sweet caramel aroma; sweet nutty malt taste; with some dry caramel and mollasses to finish. Not at all bad.
Don2711 (348) - - JAN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like this. Mahogany appearance. Nutty with molasses and toffee tastes. Good creamy head. Only complaint is could be stronger. Fair on palate.
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do not normally drink beer before nine in the morning, but. Pint of this at Stanstead Airport with a Bacon Butty in the Wetherspoons before our flight woke me up nicely. Hand-pulled into a UK sleeve it has a pleasant looking mahogany body with a cream coloured topping. Malts all the way here, nutty notes along with semi-sweet molasses in both the nose and taste. Very similar to the bottle variety, but better in cask form.
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, a little whisky, slight raisin and subtle spicy hops. Taste of toffee, some whisky, slight dark fruit, subtle raisin, a little sulphur and spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweet, toffee finish. Maybe it’s the condition but the sulphur and subtle sourness put me well off. Taking that out, it’s just a sweet, malty, scotch style bitter.