Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Black Door. Poured light amber in color with no head.
Toffeeish malty with some grassy notes. Woody, nutty, hay in flavor. Drinkable. Soft.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with very small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Some nuts, some dry fruits, dryness and malts. Some soapiness.
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask, gravity, at Black Door, 20160701) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had earth, toffee and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, toffee, earth, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A good hoppy English ale.
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask. Flat and boring. I don’t the bitters that well but this one doesn’t seem that good.
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden. Fruity nose with some spicy hay. Mid sweet with light-medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Ripe fruit, hay and vanilla, notes of butter. Mid bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pump clip said Elland Blonde in The Station, Oakengates Shropshire on 2nd Jan 2016, so I had a half for the tick: this was the third and final citrus flavoured golden brew I had in this pub on this occasion. The lemon aroma and taste were subdued or subtle depending on your stance, the malts trying to overpower the citrus hop base nose and flavour. The best of the three I had.
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at JDW. As ’Elland White Hart’. Clear dark golden shade. Rings of white head. Notes of candied fruits and straw. Moderately bitter taste with some dryness. A bit heavy for 4% so not the most drinkable but some nice flavours within.
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, Glasgow, vanilla, pale malty aroma, golden with a thin white head, sparse lacing, cereal, creamy malty, good carbonation, very easy to drink.
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Clear yellow slight white head lacing. Aroma is lemon fruity. Taste is fruity some sweet caramel malts light bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff.
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with a small head. It’s pretty much what it says on the pump clip, it’s a fine bitter with a high bitterness and lots of malty-hop character.