Leighton (10544) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Gravity cask at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival, 2010. Pours a rich, ruby-amber with a faint, filmy head. Aroma is rife with alcohol, along with some malts and light fruits. More booze in the flavor, with some nice sweetness in the forms of caramel and honey coming through. Medium to full in body with light carbonation and plenty of warmth. Finishes with lingering alcohol and some caramel maltiness. If you straight up love the taste and feel of alcohol this beer will get your juices flowing. (3.5)
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Huge thanks to Paul for sharing this beer, which was a vintage c. late 1970s. Pours mostly clear amber with a fine, white cream head. Nose of spruce, wood and aged fruits. Medium sweet flavor with notes of honey and lightly tangy fruits. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy and subtly juicy fruits, some dry wood. Good stuff. Has aged very, very well. Certainly better than the fresh example I had previously. (3.8)
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Cask, Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival 2010. Labelled under Thomas Sykes 3p. Not sure where the 3p is from but if that should be a new entry than please merge.
White lacing; amber-hazy colour, flowery, typical sulphuric Burton water aroma, barely and grapefruit. Taste is Peaches, grapefruit, very bitter, sweet malts, caramel, berries, barnyardy flavour, stringent doughy yeast, epicly full bodied and a dry and berry-like finish. Finish is quite long and this is incredibly hard to drink quickly. A proper barely wine. Drunk way too quickly which I regretted later on.
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of alcohol, fruits, caramel, sweet and a bit like red wine. Flavor is lovely fruity and sweet, alcohol definately, full bodied and lean like velvet. Palate feel is perry velvety and full bodied. Finishes sweet perry to start with turning to a biting tart bitter hoppy long lived (still there after 5 minutes) aftertaste. Great!
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Reddish amber in colour with no head. Sweet, toffee and red fruit aroma, with some alcohol evident. Flavour was very sweet, with red currant jelly, crystallised oranges and jam, before a burning alcohol finish. Good.
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer. No real head - a few lonsome bubbles! Dry palate. Brandyish toffee with some orange marmalade. Some alcohol heat in the finish. A full flavoured beer but nontheless lacks something. Just needs another dimension to it.
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest on 3/27/10. Clear orange pour with a thin off-white head. Very English malt and hop aroma with some caramel and a bit of candy-like character. English malt with candy sweetness and a bready finish. Not my favorite style.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC. Golden color, 3-bubble head, great lacing. Aroma of caramel and pears. Taste is very smooth, sort of like a mild, with a subtle bitter edge. Brings back memories of the pubs of Norwich. Very nice indeed.
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2010. Orange colour. Some decent citrus, crystallised fruit which is quite nice. That is really drinkable. Bit of heat on end. Bit hot. Good crystallised fruits though.
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. Clear, coppery brown with a fine, bubbly off-white head. Strong and the alcohol’s there on the nose coming through with peach and pear drops. Brown sugar, pear drops and dried fruits comprise the flavour profile. Heat on the palate with a slight sting. Thick and lingering on the tongue with a dry, fruity bitterness.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival, 30th Oct 09. Heavy, cloying amber brew. Strongly alcoholic - it numbs your lips! Honey and a hint of whisky on the nose. Flavour-wise it’s not as intense as you’d expect at this strength.