jjsint (657) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Castle, Bedford. Clear, tawny brown with a thin bubbly off-white head. Looks in good condition so weíre off to a good start. Raisin/fig aroma, with some caramel and woody notes. The initial sweet taste shows bitter edges, but ends full and fruity. Satisfying mouthfeel. A very good ale.
s_hartshorne (1080) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask leggers inn dewsbury. Copper colour good thick white head that stays. Aroma is vinous fruit. Taste same good malty backbone decent hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Good bitter.
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2014. Clear dark amber lasting white head. very fruity hop. Really decent bitter. Itís half decent fruity. Some bitterness.
BlackHaddock (3500) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity poured during the CAMRA AGM in Norwich on 20 Apr 2013.
Rich dark amber body with a weak off-white head.
The whole beer is malt laden with only a mild hop content: semi-sweet and leaning towards a toffee and caramel flavour, the smell, the same. Slight nutty hints within the taste also.
Medium bodied and easy to drink: nothing spectacular but a fine beer.
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (?, Cambridge) - this canít be the right beer, it had this name, but a very different pump clip
Rich roasty winter warmer. Mellow, and drinkability very high. Very nice. Anna thought it was only worth 3.2, but she should get her own account.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Bulls Head, Ratby. Bronze beer with a strong foamy off white head. The aroma is hopped and mildly toffee, and the flavour mildly bitter with a toffee finish. Overall a reasonable toffee and hopped bitter.
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oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Market Porter, London. Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is nutty, mild caramel and crystal malts along with some wooden and mild fruityness. Flavour is rather similar with some mild toffeeish notes as well. Quite nicely bodied.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, 8th April 2011. Brown with no head. Sweet nose of bread and cake. Strong toffee malt flavour, not great, especially the finish and malty aftertaste. I just didnít like this.
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in the Bull Inn, Paisley in October 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Hint of toffee in the short nose. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit note with caramel. Slight hint of sweet dates in this. Good dusty hop flowers present in the bitter aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet with malt just edging it at the end. An ok session bitter.
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2nd pint - Light fruity aroma, amber colour with a tan head. Taste is quite fruity and bitter. Fairly run of the mill stuff however. Not very interesting, so couldnít recommend this one.
Probably marked this down because first pint was all acidic sediment left from the bottom of the cask. Complained and got a new pint as above.