cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at cloister ... thin off white head ... dull toffe hop ... bitter front ... toffee malt ... dull soft toffee fruits ... biter ... black
Leighton (18221) - 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.
harrisoni (17143) - 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
imdownthepub (13030) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper to amber with white head. Nicely drying bitter with quite a full maltiness, some toffee hints though with a little caramalisation. Decent drinking on another warm sunny day. Not bad.
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Amber gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are weetabix malts with bready yeast and rye bread. Oranges with floral, spicy notes. Flavours are sweet biscuit and rye malts with tart lemon and spritzy yeast. Unremarkable but very drinkable.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 06/04/2011
Fruit and roast aromas. White head. Bronze golden coloured hoppy and fruity with an orange flavour. A hint of dryness in a grainy malt finish.
ManVsBeer (8489) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured ale that is increasingly endearing as it has an excellent body to it.
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.
downender (7841) - 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.
mr_h (4688) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (28 Jan 12) - cloudy amber with small off-white head, grainy with rye flavour, somewhat dry bitter finish