imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Wharf House, Oxford. Golden beer with frothy head. Warm smooth fruity beer with orange peel flavours and plummy undertone. Loads of hops, loads of flavour.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light yellow/amber but a milky froth of a head. Hoppy, floral aroma which would strike pleasing notes with many American tasters. Very smooth and oh so creamy. Strong citrus flavors, pink grapefruit, touch of tangerine, but the bitterness, while definite there, is beautifully held in balance in ways that most American brewers of IPAs could only dream of achieving. [This is organic? So the pump-clip says.] Holy cow, I can't believe I'm rating a standard UK cask ale this high...on this night, in this pub, at least, this was a truly outstanding glass of beer. (on tap, Hobgoblin, Oxford)
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A good Sunday morning breakfast: a cold, damp, slightly greasy marmalade on toast.
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber; fruity, good foresty hops; slight toastiness. Interesting bottled English ale.
DartingTrough99 (1) - - SEP 25, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This ale is superb! The aroma still reminds me of the first time I tried it. It’s a warm fruity ale, that has a great ’afters’. The Brewery is small but very friendly. They don’t have a huge area of coverage, but if you see this in a pub, try it. You will not be dissapointed.