hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small off white head. Rough, slightly metallic malt aroma, sweetness coming through with a hint of lemon. Taste is sweet, nutty and earthy with some burnt cardboard. Mid bitter finish. Excellent. Cricket themed beers have been thin on the ground this year.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Coronation, Bristol 24/08/10. Deep, clear chestnut in colour with a billowy white head. Nutty aroma with some bready malts and hint of sweetness. Flavour was malty with plenty of hedgerow plum fruit, sweetish cereals, a touch of marmalade and a decent, bitter finish. Unusual and enjoyable.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th August 2011
Gravicask at the Angel mini beer festival, Kelvedon. Clear amber beer, residual white head. Light crisp palate. Nice combination of mild toffeeish malt with fruit salad and a splash of coca cola. Finishes semi dry, malty aftertaste.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump at The Turf Tavern, Oxford 02.09.10 Pours reddy brown with a light foamy head. This is malty in the mouth and with a nice fruity aroma, I get plum skin’s, tangy and tasty but no world beater. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Woodies Beer Festival, New Malden on 21 August 2010. Copper colour. Off-white head. Excellent condition. Fruity malt aroma. Subtle roast and caramel notes. Some tangy hops. Sweetish on the palate with some spicy notes. Herbal character. A little reminiscent of mauby, a Caribbean drink made with bark and spices. Bitter aftertaste. Unusual but not unpleasant.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Ashford Rugby Club BF 2007. Chestnut colour with lasting beige head. Odd washing up liquid lemon up front. Some good cakey fruity malt. Lemon is there, but settle down to lemon curd. Odd but strangely enjoyable.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Priory Arms, Stockwell, London, 7 Aug 2007) Chestnut brown colour with brief head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins and prunes. Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, toffee and earthy hops in the finish. Was there a hint of butterscotch as well? A bit too much malt sweetness for me. As some have stated before me, a bit odd, but drinkable.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Somewhere in Helsinki. No sign of where, but had it late 2006. Amber meets nutbrown colour with small head that vanishes quite quick. Aroma is wood, some toffee and mild dark berryish notes. Flavour is hops, wood and some slight citrusfruits.
reakt (948) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Rake. Copper coloured with a thin white head. Has a hoppy floral aroma and as mentioned below there is a lemon washing up liquid hint. Floral hops and a touch of malt in the taste with a sort of citrus zing to it. I found it quite refreshing.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Amber with a short head. Scent is flowery and hoppy. Very watery. Odd taste, more like a porter: rich, plumy and sugary. Not particularly bitter.