RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Burton 12th Winter Beer Festival. Amber beer with a toffee and dry aroma and a dry caramel flavour. Overall a nice beer.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - Coach and Horses Wellingboro. A cooper coloured beer with a creamy white head. The aroma is hoppy and fruity and is quite pleasing. The taste is also hoppy and bitter. Obvious cascade but not particularly well balanced with the rest of the beer and starts to taste harsh. Sharp.Score 3.2
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6, 2.3, 3.3, 3.1 and 3.2. Average becomes 3.1
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bedford BF ’06. Amber beer with a hoppy aroma. Quite a nice fruity-smokey taste, though not much bitterness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF06’. Quite malty to start, with some caramel, nutty, grainy malt characters. Some subtle aromatic hops in the finish.
harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 06. Deep copper colour, no head. Farty yeast aroma. No great aroma, some caramel/butterscotch malt in mouth and then not much hop. Dull bitter
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at GBBF] Clear amber. Soft and pleasant in the mouth,but the hops are too restrained and the caramelly malt is kind of bleak. Mild and medium bodied, but not really outstanding in any way.
imdownthepub (13070) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 06. Orange brown beer with light head. A big dose of caramel is the first reaction to this beer and the palate never really recovers, if you search you can find bitter fruitiness with a smattering of nut kernal, but the whole effect seems to be out of balance. And Shoemaker? Presumably because Northampton was the cobbling centre of Britain and remains the home of Doc Martin Boots for now.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 02/04/2005
Amber colour hoppy and floral. Slightly dry nutty lasting finish with some bitterness.
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Ruddy brown Bitter, with a nice dose of fluff. A strong flavour is deposited all across the mouth by this fella. Burnt caramel in the main, retaining both hard charcoal aggression and some prickled sweetness. Good balance. Big, tasty dry finishing. A powerful and rich beer.
leaparsons (9778) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light caramel in colour. Aromas are spicy hops, sulphur and caramel. Flavours are initially smooth and buttery, then oranges and lemons with spices and bitter hops to finish. Not bad.