SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - FEB 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dover Fest. A dark coloured Old Ale with some sourness and a hint of raspberry. Interesting edges and corners with muddled spices. Thereís a lot going on here behind the scenes.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown and bottle conditioned.Poured with a small head.
A bit thin but truely tasted like a cask ale which many BCAís dont.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dec 06 BCA (From Bitter Virtue, BB Oct 07). Dark. Some toasty malts and caramel with fruyity acidity verging on vinegar. Past its best but almost a year within date. Av rating given.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Hazy orangey amber body topped with a firm white foam. Urabgey hops with a wild sourness in the aroma. Bitter flavour of orange-peela with an overpowering acidity that probaly comes from infection. Kight sweetness from nuts and toffee Thin bodied with a sourish short aftertaste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ 13th White Cliffs BF, Dover. 4 February, 2006
A thin body for a beer of this strenth. Too bitter and unbalanced with hints of toffee.
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brownish beer with a steady head. The aroma is very sour and dry and the flavour is sour with a very fruity, fizzy and dry finish. Overall an average beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 05/12/2002
Mid brown in colour with reddish hue. Fruity and hoppy with a slight malt finish.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber clear beer; small yellowish head, slightly irregular. Rather sourish nose, as pickled fruits, and then dry hops and some faraway malts kick in. Surprising fresh flowery hops taste - makes me think of cask Landlord. Flavour of - bananaflower?, dried corianderleaf and faint spruce. Delicate and nice, light sourish touch intertwining with the hopbitter and a suspicion of maltsweet. Light and dry. Itís very light for a Christmas ale, but admittedly, perfect for a bottled best bitter. Canít help but liking this a lot - thanks, MatW.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From A Bottle.Chestnut brown in colour with a small head,aroma of light fruit,taste is malty,some biscuit,nuts and a light sweetness with a dry bitter finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mid brown colour. Soft fruit, with touches of caramel and toffee. Not sure I would have picked it out as an Old Ale. Nice enough, but it didnít really stand out from the crowd. And in this context, the crowd included some pretty big beers, so it might have fared better had I tasted it in isolation, or in parallel with more modest brews. Iíll try it again if the opportunity arises. Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005.