TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint pulled at The Churchill Arms in Notting Hill (London), a slightly hazy brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is most definitely malty and fruity. Malty caramal is the dominant flavour, though I think just a bit too tangy.
Fin (8172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Cask at the Marsh Harrier, Cowley, Oxford regularly . Amber (dark) beer with a small tight head, very rich and fruity in the aroma and this follows through into the mouth. A very complex and intriguing beer that really does hook you but at 5.5% downing a few of these on a Sunday night with work the day after is foolhardy. This is a top notch beer just a bit too strong for regular consumption. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8 Had this again on Cask handpump at The Queens Head, Farnham, Saturday 10th March 2012 Pours Amber mid brown with a good clearness, there is a small off white head. This is malt heavy and whilst rich, fruity and quite flavoursome as always, its been a long while since Iíve had this on cask, as well served and kept as it was I really have moved on I think and didnít enjoy this half as much as I used to. A6 A5 T6 P4 Ov12 3.3
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. Amber with a thick, creamy white head which is slow to go. Smell of citrus hops, slightly metallic bitter taste with a lemony aftertaste, which leaves a bitterness far down the throat. Creamy and fizzy. I thought this was fairly average.
Miksu (5027) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Churchill Arms, London. Amber color. Goldings hops, dark sugar and caramel in the aroma. Quite full-bodied and rich in flavor. Good caramelly english hop flavor with sweetish caramel malt and rummy notes. Bitterness and tropical fruits in the finish. A bit too caramelly, but still tasty.
Svesse (6843) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Churchill Arms, Kensington, London 22 Apr 2006) Colour is dark amber. Malty, fruity nose with notes of toffe, nuts and a sweetish sewage character. Malty, fruity taste with hints of orange, caramel and dried fruit, some sweetness and a nice bitter finish. Complex and very well balanced.
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Sanctuary House (Westminster - London).
Dark red color, decidedly stationary and lightly little frothy. Determined and dry scent with pleasant woody and toasted malt notes. Flowery and of caramel notes moreover. Smooth, dry and hoppy taste. Much bitter but altogether balanced and drinkable. Extended and alcoholic end.
OldMrCrow (2113) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Elm Tree in Cambridge.
Pours a relatively dark (for the style) orange amber; the nose is limited in this smoky pub but I do pick up the grassy hops and a bit of caramel. The flavor itself is a well balanced and impressively full for the style, though not packing the sort of hop wallop that one might expect from say a strong APA. I get raisinbread, some caramel, a nice mellow, rounded, but decisive Goldings finsh, all with fine cask-bitters mouthfeel.
RichardGretton (4386) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@30th Loughborough Beer Festival. Darkish brown/golden beer with a mildly hopped and slightly toffee and dry flavour. Overall a nice beer.
Christian (11610) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned tap. Beatiful beer! Cloudy amber body with a firm off-white head. Great fruity/blackberry aroma with some caramel and honey. Well balanced flavour, but I could do with a bit more bitterness in the finish.
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @St. Urhoís Pub
Dark copper brown, decent cloudy tan head. Caramelly hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Toffeeish, oaky, some yeasty-like notes. Tasty real ale with character. Slightly watery at start, but good session beer.