ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Handpump @ the Wellsway Inn, West Harptree.
Served quite cool, but not cold. Poured a bright, pale, tawny copper with a little residual carbonation pushing up a rocky white crown that gripped on and left some firm lacing. A short burst of butter preceded some nice toasted malt notes on the nose. Woody tight malts in the mouth give it a drier edge with some salty, nuttiness in back before a spicy, bitter hop swallow. Body is medium-light with a little spritz of carbonation making it a highly recommendable quaffer. Finish has a touch of smoke with the woody malts lingering well between swallows. I can’t remember how many I downed during the evening with thanks to the friendly landlords joining my wife and I for bevvies. A lovely, flavoursome bitter.
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at The Cottage Inn, Cannington TA5. No head, Good bitter after taste, Smooth on the palate with a malty aftertaste
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 Pint on Tap at the St-James Tavern in Winchester UK. Dark Reddish color. No head. Medium carbonation. Good bitter after taste. Nice.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Handpump, The Crown, Glastonbury: Flat biscuity aroma. Pretty watery biscuit flavours with some earthy hops and mild burnt citrus notes. Slightly tannic mouthfeel, though somehow this maintains a wholesome feel. Average.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ The Globe, Highcliffe. Fairly pale. Some sulphur with sweet malt notes with some fruitier strawlike hops in the mouth. Quite tasty for what it does.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 20/05/2001
Smooth on the palate with a malty aftertaste.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/02/2003
Amber mid brown coloured and malty with a dry lasting finish.
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 (13283) - 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 (1977) - 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)