trapped (603) - TURKEY - APR 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Rich yellow-orange with beige creamy head, no discernible aroma, hoppy metallic taste, low carbonation, sweetish abrupt finish, metallic aftertaste. Something must be wrong with the cask, the metallic taste is not easy to explain,
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ BA Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö. Reddish amber with a tiny white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel, grassy and bitterness. Medium to light body with a nice bitter sweet after taste.
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tap @ Green Lion Inn. Love the ESBs and the cask-version of this is a real gem.
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Llywelyn’s St. Charles. It poured a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma was of sweet caramel, some flowers and a light hoppiness. The taste was sweet, malty, some caramel/toffee, flowery with a hoppy bitter finish. Nice.
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @Fuller´s TapRoom,Griffin Brewery. November 2013.
In short: a "mild bitter", if this makes any sense.
Pours hazy golden with little white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, some butterscotch and grassy aromas. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is malty, little hop punch, herbal one, some diacetils. Very well balanced. Smooth and enjoyable.
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ESB #100. Cask at the Royal Standard, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a small beige head. The nose is toffee apple, toast, brown bread, wood, citrus peel and liquorice allsorts. The taste is smooth, wood, toffee, leather, toasty brown bread, peppery and light notes of citrus with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth, well-rounded and pretty drinkable. Solid.
mutz (489) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@ pub in London. Cask of keg weet ik niet. Donkergeel/amber kleur. Ruikt moutig en een beetje naar snoep. Redelijk zoete caramel en snoep smaak. Beetje hopbitterheid in de afdronk. Best lekker.
MissPxx (163) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma. Very pleasant fruity taste. Quite sweet and bitter at the same time. Very drinkable
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Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Salutation Hammersmith. Clear dark orange / light brown, still, white bubbles on top. Smell - not a lot to report - maybe some light toffee. Body is medium, carbonation very low. Taste - toffee, slight liquorice, a bit watery, lightly bitter finish. The flavour is actually quite nice but there isn’t much of it.
BrewTom (154) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel smell with a bitter taste that lingers turning sour. Taste is uncomplex with uncomplimentary malt & hops. Would have expected more from what is supposed to be a classic. Not bad but not great either.
Rated by BrewTom