Beese (1527) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Moon Under Water, Watford. Nice copper colour with white head. Hoppy smell, with a slightly mellow bitterness matched with some sweet malt flavours. Aftertaste isn’t that strong, but is pleasant.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Fruity zesty hops with some gentle malt sweetness apparent. Pretty tasty but slightly lacking in the finish. Seems to be screaming for a full on bitter finish rather than the mild bitterness on display.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 cask @ 2nd pembury fest. Amber. Lovely candied orange and caramel aroma with hops (of course). Taste of fresh orange zest and brown sugar. Salty bitter finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Pembury. Copper colour. Very fresh and hoppy, specifically fresh cut grass. Aromatic, flowery and citric, its all about the hops apart from a very polite nod towards the malt. Good bitter finish. Quite liked it.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small head. Floral hoppy aroma. Distinctly bitter finish with some sweet malt in between. 16.10.08 Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes. Wet flannel aroma. Very sweet malty taste. Some bitterness. Rated:4,4,6,4,11:2.9. The pumpclip picture of a rooster has been replaced by an Aubrey Beardsley-style drawing of a languid young lady showing some of her chest. I wonder why.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. Mid copper colour. Quite hoppy aroma, with pine and grapefruit. Softer on the palate but still plenty of grapefruit. Nicely bitter finish. Definite US influence here.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Some slightly aromatic hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit flat and on the sweet side, slightly nutty malt and some orangey hops in the finish, quite decent.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at Penny Black, Northwich (JDW).21/10/2005
Copper amber coloured ale with plenty of hops and a bubble gum flavour. Very fresh aroma and a bitter lasting finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010
Floral aroma. Amber coloured and malty with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus grapefruit, floral, earthy is very hop centred but features a pleasant underlying fruitiness. Clear burnished copper coloured body with low, off-white head that diminishes rapidly to a slight ring. Sweet caramel malt flavour with strong hop grapefruit, floral and earthy hop character, though not a lot of bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation that is somewhat light. Cask sampled at GBBF 2005.
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Leicester Beer Fest 05. Amber with a loose bubbly head. Aromas are caramel malts with sweet spicy hops. Flavours are sweet and biscuity, fruity and juicy with some sulphur. Some saltiness, too. Dry on the finish. Pretty good.