johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well hopped and well balanced bitter nose. Pours a hazy pale amber. Flavour is very pleasant - fresh floral notes from the hop, a sweet malt balance, and a long bitter finish. Very nice.
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma was bitter orange hops. Taste had orange malt to start and an orange hop finish with some pine.
FatPhil (10612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2002) - Brakspear-brewed,
Rich orange, small head. Well balanced hoppy aroma, some fruity esters.
Decent full malty body, but decently hopped too. Fruity hop finish. Anna
says "yum". Rating rediscovered while packing for a move in 2010.
Vladivostok (322) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The higher gravity makes it feel a little less bitter than the ordinary, but you still couldn’t call it sweet. Very distinctive flavour, I guess toffee and caramel but in unusual proportins and a very long bitter finish. One of those beers that it’s hard to mistake for anything else.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Deep copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of orange peel and caramel. Flavor starts with caramel and progresses to a bitter finish. Complex.
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, various occasions at The Swan, Bicester. Copper colour with red hue, bit sweet, with plenty of toffee flavours, malty finishes bitter.
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask hand-pump at the Crooked Billet, Wokingham. A deep golden colour with a white head; strong yeasty aroma; soft caramel sweet roasted malt flavour; with a rounded bitter finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very deep red-brown colour. Hardly any head at all. Soft bit sweet roasty malty aroma. Soft, flat, toasty malty, caramel flavour. Soft long bitter finish.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at Troonfest] Aroma of toffee, nettles and cookie dough. medium body, dry finish.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma gives less than i may have wanted, malt character which seems to be common from this brewery. Taste is a bit richer, malts which give sweetness and hops which give spiceyness and orange peel, a good session ale.