gegwilson (531) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the George and Dragon, Dent. Amber with a White head. Quite syrupy with grapefruit notes and a bitter finish. Something a little off in the finish, but otherwise OK.
Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from an off-licence in Carlisle. Golden amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt and bready aromas. Medium body, fairly highly carbonated. Rather dry, bittersweet caramel finish.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cumbrian beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol June 2013. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Slightly yeasty stone fruits, cereal malts and a touch of caramel, before a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
stravale (1810) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Asda Carlisle 210113
Amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma - soft caramel malts, light citrus hops, light fruits
Taste - cereals, spicy hops, caramel malts, rusty, bit salty, oily malts, some burnt caramel, flavour is not great
Palate - Medium carb and body, oily texture, spicy hop palate, bitter burnt caramel. Finish - cereals, burnt nuts, rather harsh bitter finish
Overall - Nope. Down the sink.
wimpyjoe (2690) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A malty and biscuit tasting ale with a light brown colour. Full-bodied texture.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served via cask dispense at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green(Feb ’12).
Dispensed into a UK half pint jug to a clear amber/gold colour with a thin white head which soon subsided to a small pond on top - around the edge of the glass.
On the nose, caramel a little yeast and some fruit aroma, but not particularly strong in any area.
Taste wise more going for this beer than the smell! Sweet malt, caramel, bready, a little yeast and a bitter hoppy dry aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was decent enough, low carbonation, medium to full in body.
Overall - an OK beer but not something I’ll be looking to actively seek out again!
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of fruit and bread. Deep gold-copper color with full beige head. Nice mouthfeel, dominant hops, notes of honey and orange.
BlackHaddock (3179) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th Feb 2012: Sunday lunchtime session at The White Hart, Shifnal, Shropshire. Hand pulled pint.
Light amber body with an off-white which started thin and got even thinner as the beer level sank down the glass.
Mixed bag of aromas: all weak, hints of malty sweetness and fruit as well as hop citrus notes.
The taste was also a mixture, thankfully stronger than the smells: Dried fruits, biscuit malts and a mini hop bitterness towards the end of each gulp.
Not a world beater, but well worth trying if you ever see it
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stall malt flavor with an alcohol and acid aftertaste. Light golden with little aroma and a white head. I’ll pass if offered again.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Greyhound Hotel, Shap. Pours golden, quite a strong taste, nothing complex. Perfectly chuggable ale.