jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is of brown bread, some twig, sweet nutty malts and shoe polish. The taste is mildly astringent toffee, twig, more sweet chewy malts. Mildly grassy finish. A bit pissy, some lemon peel and red apple. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, this tasted a bit cheap and harsh. This isn’t a beer I’d quickly return to.
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 5 Nov 2012. Poured a very hazy amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of flat malt, boiled sweets and apples. Malty flavour, some caramel and a small amount of pine hop. Finish was moderate hop resin, grain and dried fruit.
EdKing (1979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted. Colour is pale amber, thin bubbly white head. Nose is cereal grain, cut grass, light caramel. Taste is cereal grain, cut grass, caramel, but with something tangy which tastes a bit like tree sap.
tampierre (844) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,cereal,hay and grassy aroma ; Amber color with minimal head ; Medium sweet and medium bitter taste ; Lighter body ; Not bad.
mr_h (3072) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at The Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - amber ale, slight haze, creamy off-white head, very mild sweet malty aroma, creamy toffiness with slight flowery dry hopped finish
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Slim-lidded, slightly misted bronze. Oddly dank aniseed aroma with toffee. The not-especially-enticing dankness continues on the palate which softens into more pleasant cream and digestive biscuit. Cannot believe the hops are Aussie.
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask Counting House. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, fruity and light. Bitter and light fruity finish.
berkshirejohn (4673) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Slightly hazy amber with a dense cream head; malty aroma; soft malty taste with some apricot jam fruitiness and a biscuity body; there’s some gentle bitterness and a dry finish. Quite a satisfying beer.
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th November 2012
Playhouse Spoons, Colchester. Light haze on this amber beer, little cream coloured head. Palate is light with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Sweetish malts, some banana ester underneath. The hops are semi sweet with peach and tangerine with a touch of spice. Interesting and satisfying.
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Hazy golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee with stewed apple and pear. Earthy hops with hints of soap and yeast. Flavours are weetabix malts with lemon and light mixed tropical fruit. Stewed apple with light spices. Dry and a bit flat to finish. Lacks focus.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at Sorder ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee fruis ... soft malt nose.. soft fruits ... dull toffee malt ...