harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, - MAY 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Ealing BF 2007. Gold/orange with a few off white bubbles on top. Diacetyl/butter and strong flowery hop aroma. Ever so syrupy in mouth. Buttery toffee and lots of grapefruit. Not entirely sure it works. Grapefruit bite on finish is good. Some strawberry. Strong and syrupy, but with plenty of bitter hop on finish. It’s alright, but that may be the alcohol speaking.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 28 Nov 2009) Dark amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with orange, dried fruit and lots of fresh hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of apricots, dried fruit and sweet malt giving way for orange peel and fresh, citrussy hops in the finish. More than medium body, fairly sweet, with a generous bitterness. Nice beer.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Hop Pole pubs Easter Beer Festival, Aylesbury in the company of Loz, Chris O, Ruth, Barry, Lynn 21-03-08 Light amber pour with a slight haze, thin white head. Good solid body to this beer, at first I thought where are the hops but they were there and came flooding through on a layer of sweetness. Aroma is light and hoppy. Myabe this is a bit honey sweet at times but the alcohol was pretty well masked and overall I rather enjoyed this though think a few more hops wouldn’t go amiss.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Blackfriars. Aroma is quite sweet pale malts, hints almost at candy sugar, grassy and floural hop and a bit of pepperyness which i recons from the alcohol rather than hops, but could be both. Taste is up front malty sweetness, some yeasty fruity esters, honey, once swallowed the bittering hops show up with notes of alcohol, and again pepperyness helps balance a good bit.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’07. Amber. Sweet malt aroma. Intensely sweet, oily caramel malt taste. Some late bitterness, but the main impression is of drinking honey.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask @ Waterloo Arms Beer Festival. Sweetly malty with fairly mild hops but quite well balanced.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/england/birmingham/ target=_new> Wellington, B2, Birmingham.
Clear light amber color with a small, creamy / frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate hoppy, grapefriut some notes of toffee and butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. (Hops sweet and bitter). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Very nice ;o))
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask@Ealing BF. Scarily bad. Lots of noticeable alcohol, burning alcohol, not subtle in this respect at all. Some sappy, citric hop sweetness, but comes across as sticky and raw. Harsh alcohol bitterness. Unsubtle, crude.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the E & S Brewery, Elland 12/08/2006
Very fruity and hoppy aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and very fruity. Strong in alcohol. Some dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Elland Brewery, Elland 18/08/2007
Fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and strong in alcohol with a grapefruit flavour. Bitter lasting finish.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Some lemon aroma, pale looking. Strongly alcohol fumed flavoured, but without any juicy hops, fruit or a balanced, gradiated taste. Verging on unpleasant.