shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fabulous. Suited my palate to a tee. All my favourites were in the mouth. Butter, fudge, molasses. Dry finish. Very creamy/oily palate. Extremely drinkable indeed.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper colour with no head. Aroma is sweet - caramel, vanilla and maybe a hint of oranges. Tangy flavour with sweet malt balancing the hops. Rather too flat for my liking and somewhat bland. Not as good as the old cask stuff I remember drinking in Cambridge in the 1990s.
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper, thin white head. Nose caramel, biscuity malt. sweetish, slightly tannic flavour, some soft malt. finish dry and moderately bitter. not bad.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Murky, muddy gold with a small white head. Sweet aroma, almost perfume. Sweet,fruity pear and apple peel taste. Pleasant late bitterness. I really liked this.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze and clear and left no lacing. Slightly bitter bit no dominating taste. A bit mundane bit reasonably drinkable.
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at White Swan, St Albans. Copper, lasting bubbly off white head. Some yeast, malt, hop aroma. Over carbonated in mouth, some nice red berry fruit. Bland and with some spritzy hop on finish.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Amber gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Pleasant mix of sweet caramel and earthy hoppiness in the nose with some background orangy citrus notes. Quite sweet in the mouth with the citrus and caramel dominating but with a very faint suggestion of phenols. Sweet finish with little of the hops apparent in the nose returning to balance it out.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Boat Inn, Stoke Breune, Northants. Poured amber colour, aroma had a slight yeastiness to it and flavour whilst fine was a tad tired and had been on a day or two too long, very standard type of bitter that I hadnít had since itís Whitbread days so whilst nice to see it still around will have to look out for it in better nick next time.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump. Very very very lively! Cloudy orange appearance, thick and silky on the palate. Scent is malty dough but in the mouth it is slightly bitter, with a slightly smoked hoppiness. Simple and refreshing.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Ashton Arms, Oldham 29/03/2003
Amber golden slightly sweet with some sour fruit flavour. Malty slightly dry finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Cliff, Sunderland 01/11/2005.
Amber golden in appearance with some sour fruitiness. Some maltiness and bitterness in the finish.