DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 09/02/2002
Amber golden colour strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Bitter hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Old Market Tavern, Altrincham 24/06/2003
Amber golden colour hoppy and smooth. Crisp finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham 25/06/2005
Golden amber colour and slightly sweet. Sour fruit flavour. Some dryness in a full malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009
Some hop aroma. Amber golden coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Cask@MawsonArms, Aug 07, 3.5: Fruity, raisin, caramel aroma. Light brown color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, soft herbal hops, light bitter. Smooth, light dry in the finish. Cask@Proeflokaal, Dec 05, 3.3: Malty, herbal, light caramel aroma. Dark amber color, very small off-white head, no lace. Pretty sweet, malty, well hopped, bitter, herbal, medium mouthfeel and body but a little thin in the end.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask : The Star, Belgravia. Really fruity(orange)/malty with an oily mouthfeel. Good long finnish with quite a hop kick. A really good beer!
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish, creamy, offwhite head; dark red-brown body. Faint, sourish, smoky aroma. Thin, sourish taste with smoky notes and some roastiness. Some tanginess, some bitterness. Slightly dry aftertaste. Good, but not outstanding. (Strange; I’ve been much more excited by this before.) (On tap at White Horse.)
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 IT smelled a little nasty. I thought it was going to be another saquashy beer. BUt it turned very yellow, and the foam sticked so great. HTe flavor was good, actually. A little sweet sometimes.
Chrispski (1) - ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THE ESB - My favourite beer of all time. The Kings Head, Stoke Road, Guildford serves one of the best examples of this fine pint....and I have done extensive research!
iammadeofjelly (193) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
now thats a brew, ESB are the best, english beer all the way, not fizzy good taste nice colour, what more could you want from a beer?
schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Handpump at ’The Sanctuary’, Tothill str, London UK. Slightly hazy, dark copper red with a bronze hue, minimal lacy beige head. A subtle but wonderful fruity aroma with pears and prunes. Taste: mellow, malty, light sweetish, light alcoholic, sherry, again fruity with prunes. Long and dry, yet gentle, bitter aftertaste. A bit ’slippery’, soapy, but a good body.
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - A classic.- The instant malty flavour leads into a rich marmalade hoppiness, it is always a true pleasure to drink this beer!
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Jugged Hare, London) Clear copper topped by an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, some cherry, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange, faint cherry, with a bit of alcohol in the finish. Watery medium body.