madmitch76 (17467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2nd February 2012
Cask at the Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Clear darkish amber beer. A little suddy pale tan head. Light dry palate. Light malty base. okay tangy dried fruit hops. Quite a bitter finish. Not bad but the brewery can do much more exciting beers than this.
markas101 (1978) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield. Orange copper appearance. Spiced caramel aroma. Caramel and clove cones out. Spiced finish.
Fin (8176) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Cask, gravity at the Orchard Inn, Bristol 27.12.11 Dark brown in colour with a wonderful aroma of burnt toast. Fruity with a little sourness in the mouth, tangy and with middling bitterness. This is ok but I feel that it may be a little past its best. A7 A3 T5 P2 Ov11 2.8 Had this again on Cask, handpump at The Grain Barge, Bristol, 28.01.12 Pours mid brown with a white head. This is a little hoppy and a much better beer than I had when tried last month however it still comes up short when tried alongside the Southville Hop even despite the latter being sampled in bottle. The hops are a little underwhelming, lacks a bit of zap and bite but its fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Beersiveknown (3744) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@yorktap. Ruby brown with blackberry nose. Light citrus up front with robust bitterness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Cask & Kitchen London. A chestnut coloured beer with a whitish head. A slim aroma but there are coffee notes in there. Same in the mouth. Husky malts and hints of fruit. Pretty tasty. Definitely malty rather than hoppy which was a surprise. Nice enough.
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-condtioned at the Eldon House, Bristol 10/12/11. Ruddy brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, berry fruits and some leafy hops. Flavour also began with some sweetness, before more fruit some nuttiness and a lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.