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 The pumpclip picture of a rooster has been replaced by an Aubrey Beardsley-style drawing of a languid young lady showing some of her chest.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 (7306) - 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) - Lund, SWEDEN - 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 (9160) - 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 (7504) - 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.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Leicester Beer Festival. Dark bitter with a slighlty grassy and plainly hopped aroma. The flavour is plainly hopped with a good bitter finish. Overall a good but fairly standard bitter.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Bright orange coloured body, foggy. Slightly hoppy aroma but nothing to get excited about. Flavour is a bit damp (wet grains). Strong long lasting bitterness but not clean or sharp.