JKaranka (54) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent mild. Pours mid-dark, chestnut brown. Trough the sparkler it has a tight cream-coloured head.
Not much aroma, some malt, some caramel. Flavour follows the same pattern: somewhat sweet, caramel, hint of nuts. There is a bit of bitterness to compensate, but this is a mainly malty easy-to-drink pint. The best part of it is its body: a fairly full body, rounded and satisfying for the abv.
Overall a decent, basic, beer that is easy to drink and does not ask the drinker too much.
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Imperial in Worcester. Deep maroon brown color, beige head with solid lacing. Aroma of plums dipped in chocolate. Taste has cocoa and raisins. Tasty.
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (Fat Cat, Norwich) (5:4-:5:3-:10=2.7--)
Dark, but very brief head. Sweet and bland and flat. Some burnt caramel, lots of boredom. Almost certainly not at its prime, and clearly has potential. Shame to have a brewery tick like this, should rerate.
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. Dark brown, clear, still, very small white head. Aroma is a little soapy. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light chocolate, rehydrated raisins, a little straw, watery finish.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 2 - London. Pours clear deep copper with a creamy, white head. The nose holds musty toasted bread and grains. Light sweet flavor with some tangy fruits, berries, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bready finish, some toast, learthy fruits. Not bad.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
13th August 2015
GBBF Day 3. Cask. The annual Harrisoni/madmitch76 walkabout. Almost clear dark amber beer, a few pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is light and crispy, nice condition. Light sweetish malts, some caramel. Little dried fruits. Dry finish. Inoffensive but it’s a watery and dull mild.
mR_fr0g (6500) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 2. Copper brown coloured poured pour with a halo of lasting off white head. Aroma is stale malts, nitty sweet, raisin, dried apple. Flavour is composed of nutty toasted grains, jammy fruit, dried apple. Middle of the road mild. Palate eis light lowish carbonation. Watery.
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish, dark malty. Roasted dark malty and breadish. Bitter, dry roasted and breadish finish.
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish brown, small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma.
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the Cask Corner, Doncaster. Deep chestnut with a cream head. Not getting much aroma, but the flavours are quite strong. Toffee, tea and black treacle in the finish especially. i found the after-taste a little unpleasant, but otherwise OK.