TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - AUG 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on handpull at Ye Grapes in Shepherd Market (London), brown with a slight haze and a filmy head. A sweet bready malt aroma. Sweet malt flavoru with caramal. A little bland apart from that.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickenham - 07/09/12.
Mid chestnut brown with a white head that soon dissipates.
Aroma of malts, toffee, dark fruit.
Tastes of sweet caramel, biscuit, malt.
Medium body, low carbonation and a bitter dry finish.
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Crispin, Wokingham. Dark reddish copper in colour with a thin cream head; red fruit aroma; sweet with red fruit and apple flavours predominanting; then a dry, malty, finish.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - caramel and some fruit
A - dark gold with dense head
T - sweet with floral bitter
P - mid and soft
O - decent
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 20110720.
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is toffee, orange, apricot and malts. Flavour is toffee, orange, some citrus and a bit caramel. Slightly hoppy , smooth palate and a bit bitter at the end. Balanced
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at the bow ... copper ... creamy light tan ... soft toffee malt nose ... dull toffee malts ... light hop .little woody chocolate
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-pint, handpulled from cask@White Horse on Parsons Green, London. A layer of creamy beige bubbles, covering a misty, dark brownish-amber body. Inviting caramel/toffee nose. Herbal hop notes. A refined soft caramelly sweetness in the flavor. Mildly hopped , some earthy bittering is noticable. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweetish caramel finish. A pretty good one with an inviting caramel aroma and flavor.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Green Man, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Dark amber with a white head. Curious aroma combing chocolate malt and just a little vinegar. Effect is not displeasing. Dusty slightly metallic taste with that taste of lint that often creeps into herby beers. A little bitterness.
Brandman (1756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cask. sopper body, white head. Fruity yeast aroma, some bitterness from hops and alcohol, too. Roasted malts. Thin, medium bitter, maybe watery. Sweet has burned candy, yeast and some hops.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 Cask (HBF2010)
6 Very raw hoppy aroma, a touch sweet
3 Rich orange, but flat
6 Too hop dominated, and the malts are worty.
3 Raw hoppy finish
10 This is either way way way too young, or the brewer doesn’t know what to aim for. (And I’ve had his other beers since - he does know what to aim for, so this must have been underconditioned.)
Rerate: Cask (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
6 pungently hoppy aroma, quite earthy
4 deep orange, small loose head.
6 simple sweetise body. nettley retronasals, some undergrowth. bitterness and caramalt in good balance.
4 Low carbonation, soft palate. finish dry bitter, barky and musty.
13 competent bitter. weak in the mouth, but finish is more impressive.
Hermod (2577) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@HBF 2010. Pours amber colour with a next to no head. Aroma is swee, bread. Flavor is rye mostly and dark fruits. Quite bitter finish. OK ale.