GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[draught at Bishops arms] Soft malty notes of caramel, some floral hop notes ,fruit and yeast. full body, dry bitter finish.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Charlieís Pub, Copenhagen
Amber color. The main characteristic is a malty flavor and a soft and full mouthfeel; also with a good bitterness.
Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Fullerís Ale and Pie House, Southwark, London. This one has a heavier flavor than Pride, driven by generous piles of brown sugar and molasses, accented by citrusy hops that are most noticeable in the aroma (more or less killed by the malt on the tongue.) For some reason the ESB doesnít stand up to London Pride for me...it seems to reach for a complexity of flavor that it doesnít quite achieve, lost in an unbalanced muddle.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in colour with quite a malty/toffee aroma. The palate is well balanced and shows more fruit than the bottled version. Its a nice complex beer, and I enjoyed the different dimension from the cask. The finish, like the bottle is a little sweet and not so bitter.
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in colour, fruity (orange)/malty/hoppy aroma, wellbalanced malt & hop flavour with some roast bitterness in the finish
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charlies, Copenhagen. Hazy deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, fruity aroma with a light caramel sweetness. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with some fruityness and hints of the hops.
gnoff (9191) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at Bishops Arms (Všstra Hamngatan) Gothenburg, Sweden. Brown color, big tan head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavor, high bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Some bitter almond taste in there. Bitter aftertaste. Feels a bit thin after a while. I can remember it tasting better.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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 (8699) - 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.