Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too bitters last night. BUt anyway, this was very drinkable, a little dark, but stills being a bitter. Bubbling in head.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask hanpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Brownish copper colour with lasting bubbly beige head. Iíve always liked Cotleigh beers and this is no exception. Good hop/malt mix on the aroma. Hops have some earthiness. Malts are juicy and full in mouth. Finish has drying hop and a bit of herb. Fruits are red berry, bit of pear and red apple. Excellent session beer.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity cask @ Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge. Malty with some toffee notes. Faint hops. A bit thin with a rough finish.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild, fruity caramel aroma. Clear copper coloured body with low, off-white, fine bubbled head that recedes to lasting cover and coats the glass. Strong, fresh malty flavour with some notes of caramel and a fair fruitiness. Medium body with fair carbonation and creamy texture. Cask at the Five Bells (Clyst Hydon, Devon).
andyfoot (1) - Bournemouth, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My father lives in Devon and introduced me to this wonderful ale. A more moreish beer I have never tasted!
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 You have to have a soft spot for this beer because it was one of those coming out of the microbrewery explosion in 1979 and still going strong today. It seems fairly innocuous today but back in 1979, it was pretty rare to find a beer that wasnít bland swill churned out by the macros or (if you had one near you) a straightforward beer from a family regional. Anything from a micro had a very exotic feel to it. I was very surprised to find I hadnít rated this before. This is a well balanced, softly fruity, easy-drinking, session bitter that does what its intended to do. Maybe more skewed towards malt than hops, but a solid citizen. Cask (handpump), Crosse Keys, City of London.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold with a long lasting white head. Mild fruity aroma. Sweet toffee with a fruity balanced bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@The Cross Keys, Central London. Some toffee/caramel , some lemon tang. An averagly drinkable cask ale. It was a bit grainy and thin once again.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Cross Keys (JDW), near the Bank, London.. With Chris_o, joet, Duff & Kook. Amber gold, large head but losing condition. Fruity, uneventful bitter thatís has some elements of a malty bitter.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - DEC 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Dec, 2003 JDW, Rochester. Lovely fruit hit almost instantly supported by a big bold but not over-powering bitterness. A nicely balanced session bitter with good flavour. [3.2]
Jan. 2006JDW, Rochester. A fat fruity sesion strength best bitter with perhaps too diacetyl showing. Hop finish is vaque and mudddy but with some dusty English character. On this visit less tasty than average. [2.4]