HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. At The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Clear amber pour, with a decent lasting frothy straw-coloured head. Quite a roasty sweet caramel aroma to this, but am I picking up the dreaded diacetyl? - It seems a tad papery and artificially sweet, but the dry herbal hops are decent. The taste - less of that buttery, caramel pudding character, the sweet malt is a little roasty, and the dry herbal hops are again just fine. Very light body, perhaps too much bitter astringency for the sweetness of the malt, a bitter, dry linger doesn’t detract too much, but the weakest thing I had at The Harp when all is said and done.
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Burleigh Arms, Cambridge : Cask : Pale brown beer. Cardboard flavours predominate, lasting bitterness. No hop aroma. Boring.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Nelson, Waterloo. Smokey aroma, pours clear copper beer with a lasting head. Malty with citrus and grapefruit and treacle on the fininsh. Decent if not outstanding.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh.
Golden colour. Very empty beer. Low maltiness with lowalpha, earthy hops. Low bitterness. Almost tasteless.
rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh) Golden color, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with something making me feel like I am in a stable. Hoppy flavor with grassy and citric notes.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Stage, Market Deeping. A standard bitter, hops to the fore with some malty sweetness, a hit of citrus fruit and a dry finish. Par for the course.
FatPhil (8636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Granta Bar, Cambridge)
Bitter and appley - malty. Tasty.Rather nondememo and unexceptional but a fairly competent English bitter.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 Judges. Hints of roasted malt over balance. Grassy bitter, liquirce and hints of ink.
bigcat03 (203) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank on 04-25-07 at The Harp, London in a nonick pint. Nice amber color with a one finger off white head that left nice lacing. Malt and floral hops to the nose. Floral and pine hops along with a heavy dose of malt to the taste. Aftertaste of malt, grass, and some floral bitterness. Nice handdrawn palate with a little carbonation. A nice solid bitter.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[CASK: The Didsbury, Didsbury, Manchester 01/10/06] A tasty ale that offers a pleasant drinking experiance. A good flavour and overall pretty good.