harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Ealing Beer Festival 2008. Deep russet brown. After being bottled for a day and a half, not in great condition. Some nice toffee and malt. Bit toasty and then some balancing hop on finish. A pretty good premium bitter, plenty of flavour. Bit of plastic maybe, but that could be from the bottle. Decent full fruity malt.
berkshirejohn (5823) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Chestnut with a dense cream head; syrupy malt aroma; lots of earthy malt flavours with some roasted nuts and some sour blackberry fruit; deeply bitter finish. Excellent.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Winstons ... Ruby ... sweet caramel nose ... good malt fruity with lots of toffeee and some hops in linger.
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Loughborough Fest 08. Amber with a small head. Aromas are sweet malts with some spices. Flavours are weetabix malts with sticky pear. Basic but OK.
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Market Porter London Bridge 5 Feb 08. Dark brown coloured. A longlived tiny tanned head. Modest spicy aroma. Flavor of over-ripe plums. Dry aftertaste
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on cask at tennent’s bar in glasgow. copper with a steady beige head. aroma of icing sugar and caraml, light cocoa powder, some prickly bitterness but not very exciting
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper, very earthy, caramelly, lightly smoky ale that is frankly very sweet. Grainy on the palate. Creamy full body, but very airy and kinda loose. Failing to balance bitterness gets drowned into the particularly husky finale. Not too good.
Ungstrup (33772) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Tennant’s Bar, Glasgow. A slightly hazy amber beer with a dense cream colored head - the head seems to come from a sparkler. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty though with hints of butter, leading to a dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow.
Amber colour. Fruity aroma with a touch of milk chocolate. Sweet chocolatey maltiness. Medium bodied with a nice bitterness.
omhper (22887) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Amber colour. Very fruity. Hay-like hops with lots of pear-like fruitiness. Medium bodied with lightly sparkling mouthfeel. Pleasant bitterish finish. Well balanced.