jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s a light amber brown with a faint white head. The nose is brown bread, berry, some caramel and a bit of eau du twig. The taste is pretty straight for a bitter - notes of caramel and berry. Decent smooth malty body with a lightly dry grassy finish. Well-rounded. A decent representation of the style. Nothing’s wrong here.
Theydon_Bois (5227) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham (Jan ’12) .Golden/amber in colour with a small ’off’ white head .
Hop, fruit and a touch of sulphur on the nose, not unpleasent, but not alluring!
Slightly sweet in taste for a bitter, with a small amount of hop biterness in the aftertaste. A hint of caramel and fruit in the background.
Fairly thin in body and leading to a dry-ish finish.
Not a bad beer, but the most disappointing I’ve sampled to date from Dark Star - they set high standards!
Simply ’whelming’ !
evergreen0199 (1627) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2012. An amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Malty, hoppy aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, fruity, bitter and slight sweetness.
Nickls (1703) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Thinner bubbly white head on a darker copper brown body. Biscuity aromas with mild earthy hop notes. Touch of toast in the taste, light toffee and earthy hops. Medium slicker body.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Howl at the Moon, N1. A mid coloured amber bitter, served in an old school tankard. This is an excellent bitter, tempting hop aroma, lovely interplay of malt with a bit of sweetness and then a pleasant but not overbearing hop finish. Very tasty for alcohol level.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter dry flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
joe19612 (1604) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Dean Swift London. Pours a amber copper colour, with a thin white head, slight malt in the aroma, the taste was malty and hints of fruit with a bitter finish.
saxo (12773) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, fruits and hops.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Tap East. Pours a golden brown with a creamy off-white head. Malty applewood notes on the nose belie a sharp malty bitterness on the palate. Little stabs of pear sweetness on the back of the tongue and the roof of the mouth leave behind a really fresh semi-dry aftertaste like a golden sunset. Delicious and very moreish.
suprchunk (1794) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colored, almost copper, pour. Small off-white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty aroma with a bit of hoppyness. Nice hop bitterness up front with some diacetyl notes. Finishes sweet with a slight bitterness.