mr_h (2095) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, creamy beige head, fruity citrus aroma, excellent lacing, resin, citrus, fruity, bitter citrus aftertaste, oily texture
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Leamington Spa, Warks. Copper with off white head. There is a really pleasing depth to this bitter, rich, dark malts, a hint of chocolate, some roastiness then a lingering dry bitterness, pretty hoppy, leafy and lingering. A very decent beer, served really well.
JorgeLee (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle W8. Darkish brown colour with a small head. Hoppy aroma, bitter citrus notes. Decent malty background, some hint of caramel. Hops more dominant, bitter in the finish, grapefruit and maybe some lime. Very drinkable hoppy version of a bitter.
Decaf (21) - - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours a dark brown, aroma is floral mixed with caramel. Taste is initially slightly sweet and malty, then gives way to a tasty bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Overall a nice balance between caramel malt and tasty American hops.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall better than sum of parts. Smooth as my bottom. Silky. New Inn Harborne. Good food and beer.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The White Lion, Covent Garden, London. Clear deep amber beer with a somewhat bubbly offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, toffee notes, citrus, peach, bready notes, a bit floral. Fruity citrus flavor, dishwater notes, toffee, some hoppy bitterness, perfume, some hay, a bit sourish.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Euston Tap - 12/12/12.
Clear dark amber approaching brown with a thin bubbly off white head that retains well.
Nose is malt forward, biscuit, light metallic notes.
Taste comprises bitter hops, touch of fruit, biscuit, toffee, a little nuttiness.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1750) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Euston Tap, London. Amber looks with a meek off-white head. Some citrus and grassy hop notes present in the nose. Largely unspectacular flavour with some fruity notes alongside some decent enough hop bitterness. Drinkable, but just not quite enough clout.... had hoped for a bit more.
stravale (1698) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Caley, Edinburgh 250812
Ruby copper, clear, rich white head, good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts, light fruity malts, soft fruity zest
Taste - Caramel malts, soft zesty hop, bit of spicy peppery hops, some soft toffee, light fruity malts
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, nice soft lingering hop bitterness
Overall - As a bitter beer it’s pretty good and quite interesting
BeerCast_Rich (1811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Orangey golden beer with a nice white head. Orange bitterness on the aroma. More orange on the flavour – alongside a slightly ’burned’ hop flavour. The bitter component comes across as a sharp chestnut flavour, which doesn’t sit exactly right with the bitter hop finish. Almost, but not quite