yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry grassy and slight herbal. Bitter, herbal and grassy initially flavoured. Bitter and grassy finish. Dry and simple hoppy.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Samuel Peto JDW Folkestone. Clear amber copper colour with lasting beige creamy head. Toffee aroma. Its an ok bitter with some toffee and some dryness on the finish. The creamy toffee is pleasant and the condition is good. And its only £1.70 a pint. Amazing. Worth a 2nd pint on that basis alone.
imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with slight head. Wet mouldy paper note, we thought Sphagnum moss, dull, not great condition, Spoons finest.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 23/03/2011
Some spiced aroma. Small beige head. Bronze amber coloured fruity and a little spicy with a coriander flavour. A hint of dryness and roast in a bitter malt finish.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Tyburn, JDW. Clear copper pour with a foamy, white head. Metal and straw on the nose. Lightly sweet with a crispness, somewhat metallic, almost like a lager. Then some earthy, grassy bitterness. Light with average, massaging carbonation. Some lingering metal in the finish, along with earthy, grassy hops. Not bad.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are biscuit and grain with grassy hops and yeast. Crisp citrus. Flavours are biscuit malts with very grassy hops and piney, grapefruit bitterness. Slightly floral with yeast and woody notes. Dry on the aftertaste. Decent.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Baron. Dense-lidded gold, lace like milk. Aroma of swimming pool water, thistle, varnished table and mown grass. Slick, low carbonation mouthfeel, mown grass, green sap, a lick of rusty lawnmower blade. Shampoo and red apple finish. Slightly dismal and a touch metallic, but in its defence not in top nick. Touch of creamy malt. Elgoods trying to be hoppy? Certainly a challenge, but does improve towards the bottom of the pint pot..
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 23/03/2011. Easy drinking with some caramel, bready malts and a touch of ash, before a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Dark golden colour, medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, bit of toffee. Flavour is caramel malts, some hops, bit of toffee. Pleasant palate.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Oh dear, something went wrong here. Either bad condition or bad beer, but this vinegar fest was tart enough to make me leave most of the half pint untouched. The thing that makes me worry is that this still seemed fairly beerlike, with a bold, boring malt structure which registered as my lips drew back over my teeth.