maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - JUL 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Bank Northampton 24/06/13. An amber brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Sweet and malty. Also a bit phenolic around the edges. Below par even for Cottage.
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill, Reading. An appealing bright reddish copper pour with no head; spicy aroma; fruity taste with some earthy spices - almost Christmasy; and a dry caramel finish.
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Leinster Arms - Bayswater, London. Pours clear gold-brown with a light foam head. It’s a tasty bitter with toasty bread malt base, mild leafy bitterness, hints of orange, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Sweet finish with more toast, citrus, light bitter grain husks and dried leaves. Decent offering.
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, light tea-ish. Toasted malty and medium dry into a lasting bitter finish.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Subtly earthy hops and toasted malts dwell in a cushy mouthfeel, as lightly fruity caramel greets wet leaves in the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam floats atop the clear copper.
-The mouthfeel is a tad oily and quite comfortable.
-The leafy, earthy hop bitterness is delicate.
-This is a well-made quencher, but somewhat forgettable.
On cask at The Royal Oak, Twerton-Bath.
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@scottarms, great bare. Chestnut beer with large creamy head. Aroma of hops. Taste is malts and toffee. Medium bodied. Decent.
undercurrent25 (1335) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really liked this beer, the appearance was chestnut brown and the taste was of chocolate and rich malts, really good
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby, 06/03/13.
Clear dark amber/copper witha good sized white cap.
Nose is dark malt, biscuit, wheatabix.
Taste comprises dark malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, hint of citrus and hops.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
Looks and feels good - a competent bitter but nothing special.