dogbomb (1006) - ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Deep ruby ale with a thick light tan head. Nose is incredibly malty with a light grassy hop. First mouthful is full of malt with some hay/strawlike notes but then out bursts the hoppiness. Really well balanced and makes the sweetness get blasted by the bitterness and then finish with a nice bittersweet dryness.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask from The Three Judges] Deep amber colour with a small head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt, lots of esters, berry fruits. body feels on the watery side, fruity palate, touch of dryness.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma guives honey a touch of roasted malts, grassy. Taste gives more grass than expected, but to be honest this beer is durhamed out its nut.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at Blind Jacks, Knaresborough 28/04/2004
Mid brown colour and very fruity with some sourness. Quite bitter slightly dry finish.
Sigmund (5560) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask conditioned). A brand new beer from the enterprising brewers of Durham, sampled at the Wear Valley CAMRA beer festival. (Room temperature). CAMRA stated the ABV to be 4.2%, brewery website says 3.9% (possibly not updated - they speak of the beer as a project in the making). CAMRA write "Bonnie" (which is logical), brewery website says "Bonny" - I guess they have their reasons. Low (natural) carbonation. Reddish brown colour. Malty aroma and flavour, moderate hops. The North East English style is really a marriage between English bitter and Scottish "heavy". Not a bad brew (quite good, actually), but a beer as malty as this would profit on a higher ABV.