illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Horniman at Hays in London. Pours a murky copper amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt grains, yeast, and fruity ale esters. Medium to light bodied with a typical thinner british texture. Initial flavor of wet grains, caramel, and dark bread. The countering spicy and herbal bitterness is more aggressive than all the bitters I sampled on this trip. Finish reminds me of a strong sun tea, with a lingering leafy bitterness.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Goose on Union Street, Glasgow 03/12/2007
Fruit and malt aromas. Creamy head. Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Fruit and a little roast flavours. Slightly bitter full malt finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at White Lion, Covent Garden, London. Another dreadful illuminated pumpclip. Orange amber colour with a white head. Served a bit too cold. Faint malt aroma. Creamy and oily mouthfeel. Some malt in the taste but hoppiness is the main impression.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask handpump at The Goose, Selly Oak, Birmingham. Brown with a good head. Not much scent, just some hop. Watery, bitter and slightly dry at the end. In the mouth, it can only be described as bland: just a hint of hop and a slight sweetness, but nothing else there.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@ The Falcon, Clapham Junction. Malty nose with spices. Caramel colour. Light body. Taste is malty with some sweetness and hops. Lightly spiced with toffee present - pleasant. More a refershing drink than a winter warmer.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Old White Swan in York. Poured caramel with a white head. Very faint malt aroma, maybe light spices. Bit watery body with malt and some spices. A little oily. Inoffensive, but not great. Served too cold, which didn’t help.
madmitch76 (16507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
20th December 2007
Brown beer with a watery palate. Bland malt, bland hops. Bland beer. Dissapointing.