The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. Dark brown, still, murky, small off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is bready, soft malts, some sulphur. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, light malts, watery, soft bitterness. Pretty average.
mR_fr0g (8056) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Pale copper coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is a little fatty, sulphur, spicy hop,.low caramel. Hedgerow hop. Flavour is composed of nutty grains, hedgerow and bark , firm harsh bitterness. Palate is semi sweet, OK condition. Meh.
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 (3210) - 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 (12782) - 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 (411) - 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 (19908) - 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 (9214) - 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 (5738) - 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.