Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[Cask conditioned (obviously!)] Better than the more common draught version, but still very thin and boring.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 27 Jan 2005
Most likely the last batch from Strangeways in Manchester, thanks to the "beloved" InBev. This sample was very malty. Almost no hops at all. Like a wort boil aroma.7/4/6/4/14 (3.5)
RERATE: Cask @ Railway Buffet Bar, Stalybridge, UK 30 Jan 2005
Sweet, but not as malty as at the festival. Fullbodied grainy aftertaste.
SilkTork (5022) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
JDW, Stansted Airport. My first ever Boddington cask and I’m very impressed. I fully expected it to be as bland and low quality as the keg, but the "new" cask version is really quite excellent. Delicate floral hops - very fresh with a scintillating tingle of dust. O my!
CamdenD (1028) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 On cask: I guess you drink this before a john smith’s. Very average ale with a highly empty, vacuous, taste of nothing. Reminds me of a Tetley’s... maybe a bit more dull.
imdownthepub (9212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask Conditioned at The Buck & Bell, Banbury. Pale yellow with forced head. Poor imitation of the wonderful chalky earthy bitter this used to be, this is flavourless pap with no impact. Some Burtonisation apparant but 'oh dear' as a good friend would say.
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Hand Pump) This is the first time I had seen this beer in cask conditioned form, instead of the ubiqutous nitro keg version that is everywhere. A sunshine yellow beer with a well defined white head. Sweet to the nose and palate, although hops are in there which are revealed in an underlying bitterness in the finish. A beautifully smooth beer to drink although somewhat uninspiring. All in all, quite a pleasant surprise.
CapFlu (4254) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I got his pulled while at a pub under some bridge in Manchester and the thing was FLAT! We asked to be served another and were informed that its not carbonated. Well, aren’t the limey’s silly with their flat, warm bitter beers. I would rather drink from the toilet!
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely get this from the cask. Otherwise, it’s not worth drinking. From the cask, it’s a very good hoppy bitter.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask this isn’t bad, but that nitro-keg rubbish is awful.