GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle: ASDA] pours a pale, clear yellow colour with a small head which disappears quickly. Nose is a little hoppy with some citrus fruits, with a sort of leathery maltyness in the background. bit light on the body with a slightly bitter finish.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Yew & Ewe Brookland, Kent. Mid brown bitter with little head. Slightly hazy. Fruity malt nose, full in mouth with good deep dark fruit malt on end
STOAT (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sharp, bitter astringent, sadly seved far too cold (cask marrk pub) but no chill haze , unlike other (better) beers on offer
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark orange color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, hops. Taste is malty, caramel, rye, sweet. Sticky palate. (tnx caesar for notes)
caesar (4619) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark orange color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, hops. Taste is malty, caramel, rye, sweet. Sticky palate.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned at my local club. An excellent well balanced mid strength bitter. Not sure if the 3.5% alcohol is correct, i thought it was about 4%.
Well worth trying esp. in Somerset.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A stalwart from one of the pioneers in British microbrewing, although the founder has recently sold it to the owners of the Beer Seller wholesalers (Apparently, no changes are planned though). When I lived in Somerset in the late 1970's this was a godsend, but then the opposition wasn't up to much. Tasting this again after a number of years, I was rather disappointed. Although perfectly respectable and pretty well balanced, it failed to excite as it used to. Perhaps it doesn't travel too well. I am told that the Ring o' Bells in Compton Martin, Somerset, (one of a handful of pubs owned by the brewery, but not tied) is an excellent place to sample it if you get the chance. Draught, The Speaker, London SW1, June 2003
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned, at Ye Queen’s Head, Glastonbury, Summerset.
Cloudy amber colour, frothy static head. Served really cold. Jammy, marmalade aroma, descent bitter taste, medium palate.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at The Church House Inn, Holne, Devon. An Amber beer with chunky head and a very good drinking bitter it is too. Big soft malty tone, sweet and fruity followed on with a sharper and bitter fresh hop taste. Good sssion beer.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hand pumped at "The Carey Arms" Babacombe, England. Light tan, soapy head. Medium dark liquid. Stale beer aroma. Roastedmalt flavor that fails to impress at at the finish. Has a cheap beer aftertaste.