sm89walt (1693) - Auckland, - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a copper-brown with a creamy off-white, mostly lasting head. Good bittersweet character with resin, grassy hops, some grapefruit and citrus, yeast and biscuity malts. Medium-ish body, modestly lingering finish, soft mouthfeel. A nice ESB with a subtle spice component thrown in for good measure. Plenty of character and highly quaffable, despite getting on a bit in ABV.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Clear deep amber beer, little off white head. Palate is light and crispy, semi dry. Well integrated sweet malt and fruity hops. Tiny bit of caramel. Sweet orange marmalade, red berry fruits. Finishes minerally crisp. Well joined up and very drinkable.
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; copper pour with off white head, malt aroma, quite sweet tasting a bit jammy a bit malty ok ESB.
wimpyjoe (2662) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth and is a glowing copper coloured ale with a small head.
The aroma reveals its strength and there’s some fruits evident here too - same when it comes to its taste.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 20/02/13 A ruby coloured beer with a thick white head and lace. Good fruity hops throughout but oversweet malts. Berry aromas. A little shallow in the mouth. Doesn’t carry its ABV. Balanced fruits and malts but overall too sweet.
berkshirejohn (4121) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Deep golden amber with a thin cream head; malty aroma with a hint of spice; soft malty taste that leaves the mouth dry; and some warming alcohol to finish. A pleasant pint.
mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear brown, good off-white head, minimal toffee malt aroma, toffee flavour, hint of berry fruits, sweet, very easy to drink
foxo82 (630) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Gooseberry Bush, Nottingham. Dark chestnut ale with an initial sweetness like marzipan but settles down to a bittersweet ale. Deceptively light - can’t call it a session ale due to the ABV but it tastes like one. Very smooth mouthfeel.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 19/01/13. Ruby with a level cream top lining the glass. Oak, slightly Flemish, cranberry, alcohol nose.Very heavy toffee and fudge; red berries, slight sick, spiritous hints, barrel, cocktail with grenadine, drying fruit skin hints. Not cutting it after a zesty half of Saaz single hop.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at moon under water jdw. Chestnut brown thin off white head. Neutral aroma with some caramel and cotton candy. The malt and hops fight for the fore in this beer. Flavour is a little muddled. Grassy hop finish. Sweetish. Hints of treacle.