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 (6777) - 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 (2125) - 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 (2102) - 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 (4379) - 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 (11551) - 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 (13636) - 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.
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Loughborough Fest 06. Amber with a small head. Aromas are malty with dates and plummy notes. Bready yeast is present with hints of chocolate. Flavours are sweet and malty with spices, fruit and warming alcohol. Has a good bitter finish. Scored lower than the bottled version (somehow). Still very nice.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington, London, 5 February, 2006
Served with plenty of carbon dioxide in this Fullers owned pub. Rich in butterscotch and toffee. Fruity and medium bitter aftertaste.