bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Handpulled cask at the Falcon, Clapham.
Amber with a white head. Fruity and pleasently bitter for strength. Not what it was back in Henley days but a much better effort than Burtonwood made.
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - The Dog and Bear, Canterbury. Clear amber, soapy white head. Lightly hoppy nose as well as slight floral and caramel notes. Biscuity, bready malt flavours with a dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fair finish, soft mouthfeel.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear coppor colour with no carbonation and little head.
It has a very bitter and dry smell to it, not the most alluring.
Taste is also a bit different and not really to my liking.
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blackfriers in London. Finally a bitter with some decent bitter. Dark gold in color, Some fruity notes and of course little head or lacing. Bitterness lingers
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at The Royal Oak, Ruscombe, Twyford] Amber with small white head. Aroma and intial taste dominated by sulphur and minerals - like spring water at a Victorian spa resort. If health farms sold beer, this might be what it tasted like! After a while you think you’re used to the sulphur, and start to sink into the welcoming arms of the underlying light, relaxing maltiness, with a little wood and a well-balanced bitterness. But then every now and then (eg if you burp) that sulphurous tang comes back to haunt you. It’s quite reminiscent of some of the Marstons beers (eg Pedigree) and I think given a few more beers you could get used to it and rather enjoy this distinctive brew. But on the basis of having tried just one pint, I was quite happy to order a different beer in the subsequent round.
Hansen (7441) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at EBF 2008. Golden coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Light malty aroma, flavor is mainly bitter. Finish is weak bitter, dry, watery.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Chequers, Oxford. Amber beer with a very sulfurous aroma with a lightly leathery back note. Earthy and woodsy but so sulfurous that it is quite distracting. A bit of fruit in the back along with some crackery malts, but the beer is in pretty poor condition.
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Bitter and spiced aroma. Mild malty and bitter flavour. Dry and almost breadish. Ends with a mild spice note to the dry flavours in the finish.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask2008. Aroma is slightly eggy with fruits, nectar and a lot of caramel malts. Flavour is oak, spices, fruits and mild notes of vanilla. Very dry wood in the finish.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet flavor with toasted malt and floral hops. Mild bitter end.