DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 31/01/2002
Golden coloured pale and very bitter. Lasting finish.
Grumbo (421) - 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 (5624) - 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 (1691) - 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 (2267) - 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 (5279) - The íSham, 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 í12).
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 Iíll be looking to actively seek out again!
hrothgar950 (139) - 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 (2902) - 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 (2340) - 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. Iíll pass if offered again.
niquillis (771) - 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.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Carringtons, Chorlton. Amber looks with nothing much to shout about in terms of head. Sweetish gently fragrant nose with some pale malts, floral hop and summer fruit lurking. Similar story to the flavour with some bitterness towards the finish. Nothing earth shattering, but easy drinking and likeable enough stuff.