StueyD (1502) - Heacham, Norfolk, - MAR 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, amber-orange beer with a creamy white head. A light, mellow nose of malty tones of bitter-sweet caramel, but with a touch of citrusy hop in the finish. The taste is slightly dry and bitter, the citrusy hop element being more predominant, and the malty note in the background. The aftertaste is smooth and rounded. (Draught - The Rose & Crown, Snettisham, Norfolk).
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Wibbas down inn JDW, Wimbledon - amber pour with good sized white head. Aroma and taste is toasty malty, twiggy herbal hoppy notes, caramel, nutty, some dark dried fruity nuances, have had before many moons ago with variable quality but never rated, and never at the condition on this rate which was spot on. Great stuff.
Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at many Fullerís pubs around London. A true classic. Pours clear copper-gold with a frothy, white head. The nose has a bit of toasted leaves and grains, understated bready malts, traces of orange peel. Light sweet flavor with mild leafy bitterness, further lightly toasted bread, impressions of British yeast, citrus fruit. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Wonderfully balanced on the finish, with some crispy bread, biscuits, leaves, mild citrus. When on form, this is a superlative beer.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask, poured into a nonic. The aroma is kinda funky with mildew and sulfur notes followed by leather and citrus peel. It pours an oily, orange amber with a white soapy head that has light retention and mild lace. Itís a pretty well balanced, medium bittersweet. The texture is on the watery side of oily with a smooth, near flat carbonation. The light body has muted flavors of nuts and caramel with a finish thatís caramel syrup and an aftertaste thatís mild with notes of nuts and caramel.
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint in cask @ Crown Rivers, Heathrow. Pours clear amber with a low soapy head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with some hops in the finish. Nice basic bitter.
kidlupin (4) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bridge House, Belfast : perfectly clear dark amber beer, good thick pale head, low carbonation. Not much aroma but perfectly balanced hop and malt flavours, absolutely none of the dryness that is so typical these days in similar beers. Very sessionable.
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Swan, Lancaster Gate. Drank this one plenty of times in the past, so thought Iíd better rate it. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is toasty grain, brown bread, nuttiness and some sweet caramel/toffee. The taste is a bit bitter upfront, wood, earth, leather, nut, caramel, brown bread, toasty grain and light varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A good gateway cask all. It is well-rounded and drinkable, but relatively uneventful. OK.
MMR (593) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice British Bitter. It has a nice aroma of malt and hops and a decent balance between the two of them.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High fluffy white lasting head. Beautiful clear dark amber body. Sweet mild malt fruit caramel aroma. Malt fruit caramel flavor, relatively bitter and dusty with a low carbonation and a long dry and bitter finish.
Dopeyngrumpy (3) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great refreshment but lacks distinctiveness , that said better than average main stream beer and a nice tipple, being well balanced and without some of the negative elements some ales in rhis class build up over a few drinks
Cunningham (5922) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a creamy off white head. Toffee and a bit hoppy nose. Mellow sweet malty flavour with a some toffee and pleasant hoppy. A bit soft carbonation. Nice easy drinkable session ale.
[Handpull at Barrowboy & Banker (Fullerís) at London Bridge in London, England]