dynamiteninja (1716) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. The High Cross (JDW), Leicester. Off white head, brown body. Aromatic, dough, biscuit, caramel. Bittersweet, with a bitter finish.
JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Mild grainy aroma. Medium brown colour, reasonable head. Sour vegetable flavour with a hint of caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Perhaps this cask has been on too long.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull, The Waterhouse, Manchester (a strong contender for the finest Spoons in the UK, incidentally). Deep copper with finely-speckled lace. Lovely soft chocolate-enrobed coffee aroma- 8. Gentle and hugely conditioned with a lip-smacking rauch smokiness, coffee creams, integrated bitterness. Easily The Beer Of The Festival So Far for me.
DanielBrown (4269) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Figure of Eight, Birmingham. Red brown beer like an Autumn leaf. Warm, gentle toast flavour. A life affirming sweet note to finish. This was refreshing.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, orange-brown with a foamy-filmy head. Aroma holds rich, burnt sugar and toffee, toast and frosting. Flavor is fairly toasty and even roasty, lots of toffee and multi-grain bread, more toffee, with hints of herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, plenty of toasty and burnt sugar, bit of dry, sticky hops. Very good beer.
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 30/03/2011. amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malt and apricot aroma. Flavour had some chewy, grainy malts, more fruit and a dry cereal laden finish. Good stuff.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, bit of caramel. Flavour is malty, fruity, and indeed, hint of rye. Tastes like a proper, healthy breakfast. Medium bodied and very good drinkable.
harrisoni (16077) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Willow Walk Spoons Victoria. Clear amber colour lasting off white head. Tasty malty bitter with some decent hop on the finish. Some biscuit. Decent. Very nice malts full and some nut flavour