Rune (6356) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint on cask. Golden brown with good clarity. Small head. Aroma has notes of flowers and malt. Malty flavour supported by light fruitiness. Light bitter finish. Medium palate. Standard English bitter (enjoyed while eating full English breakfast at Britannia, Euston 19.09.2006).
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Britannia London NW1 19 Sep 06. Clear golden brown coloured. A small white head. Dry bitter flavour with fruity hints.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. Brown with a decent head. Toffee scent, slightly malty but bland. Good but a little too sweet for me.
ALLOVATE (2142) - Butler, 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 (29425) - 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 (9153) - 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.