kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at The Queens Head in Stow. Malty and caramel, bronze color and a nice head. Preferred the BB also on cask.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at a pub in Stowe-on-the -Wold. Nice simple bitter that is good for sessioning. Best drunk in a small pub owned by the brewery if you ask me.
Theydon_Bois (6508) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough BF (at the bar - may have been part of the BF range?) - 12/10/12.
Clear golden/amber with a decent off white head. It’s appearance was the highlight of this beer!
Pale malt nose and a touch of the vinegars.
Taste is pale malt a little fruit and hops.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
JonnyDarcy (1) - - APR 5, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Queens Head, Stow-on-the-wold, Cotswolds. Darkish brown/amber, creamy head, caramel and butterscotch malts & light bitterness. A lovely session drink for sure, very moreish. There were 2 staunched lager drinkers in our group and they happily quaffed SBA all weekend. And I do mean all weekend...
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the cask at Arkell’s Brewery Beer Festival 2010. Chesnut coloured beer. Citrus nose, some fruit in the taste and a dry palate. Tasty.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
15th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Hazy amber beer. Little cream head. Sulphur on the nose - sigh! Dry palate - almost chalky. Fresh tangy fruit - tart orange with an unusual and pleasant dash of cherry. Nice flavour but the palate is too bloody dry!
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Queens head, Stow-on-the-wold, cotswolds. Darkish amber orange, light textured white head, watery body, light caramel malts & lighter bitterness. A hearty drink to be enjoyed indeed. I really enjoyed this one and the hospitality at the pub. Pub and SBA both heartily recommended. Even the Mrs liked it (!).
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 5th August 09. Murky mid-brown. Very malty - lots of toffee and biscuit notes. Nutty too. Palate was flat though and overall it wasn’t a pleasant drinking experience. End of the barrel perhaps.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Queens head, Stow-on-the-wold, england. deper amber orange, light white head, watery body, light caramel malts & lighter bitterness
joe19612 (1722) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2009. Pours a medium amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma is all malt with hints of caramel. Plenty of fruit flavours with malt coming through with a dry finish.