ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sampled at cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark copper. Small tan head. Weak aroma of grassy hops, minerals, oranges and toffee. Round and soft flavour of toffee, wet grass, orangey chocolate and hazelnuts. Mellow long aftertaste of chocolate and grass. Quite charming little bitter.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draught at the Battersea Beer Festival 2004. This one was not my thing at all. Sickly sweet aroma, the taste was worse, like rotting fruit. I don’t think my pint was representative of the beer, was probably badly conditioned.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden, thin head. Has a fruity aroma. Flavor is flowery and fruity, with some yeast.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Sweet, roasty and soapy with rounded, bold mouthfeel and salty, coffeeish bitter finish.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color with a good head. Aroma is yeasty, some bread. Flavor is fruity, very mild and on its way to become boring.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a powerful and aggressive bitter. Some malt too and a bitterweet finish. Well put together and flavoursome. I could drink more of this than beer festival conditions dictate. looks like it might be a bit variable though. Cask, Battersea Beer Festival.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wagon & Horses, Milton, Cambridgeshire.
Deep amber ale with a reddish tinge. Slightly sweet, nutmeg aroma. Soft and thin flavours. Pleasant but thin. A beer didn’t reflect its ABV of 4.3% in flavour or palate. Conditioning was good, to be expected though just down the road from the brewery.
imdownthepub (9517) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask. Mid brown beer. The sample I had was very cold in a Wetherspoons MacPub, but when I did manage to warm it up a little out came a dry smoky bitterness though very thin flavour.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Slight yeasty nose. Intense dry hoppy bitterness, with a little dry, sharp Oxford marmalade fruit. Initial short finish returns very dry and bitter. Not often seen around, but don't get too excited if you spot it. If you like your bitter dry and bitter then this is the beer for you, but then I suppose you'd be an old man rolling Dark Shag cigarettes and coughing into a spitoon. [2.3]
And again... Cask fresh @ Theobald's, Grays, Essex. A traditional Autumn coloured bitter with a highly attractive nut and fruit flavour with just a suggestion of chocolate to top it off nicely. Beautifully balanced with good quality ingredients and perfectly served; this is one wonderfully enjoyable pint. The regulars were also concentraing on this and ignoring everything else, including Young's Double Chocolate. Given my earlier low rating, either this is a new recipe, or it's just that Theobald's knows how to serve a beer in perfect condition. Awesome. [3.8]