garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Volo cask days: Appearance: Copper body with a full, proud white head. Aroma: Hmm, grassy, hay hops with malt, oats and pepper. Flavour: Grassy, hops. bitter enough but with a mild almost creamy mouthfeel and a light bitter finish.
mabel (5354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2555-20091031] Cask. Odd wet leaf and watery apple aroma. Clear, orange amber body with quick white bubbles. Mild fresh wood flavour and watery fruit with a butter finish. Medium body. Fair.
(Cask Days @ Volo; Toronto, ON)
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Churchill Arms, Kensington & Chelsea. Colour something between ruby and amber. Scarsely any head at all. Malty aroma with some fruits also present. Soft, malty flavour with notes of caramel and hops. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad by any means, but in my opinion could be better off with something little extra.
liinis (1468) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Olutkellari Helsinki Real Ale tap. Deep Red clear, no head. Very flat and light. like ice tea.
DruncanVeasey (6806) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull, The Raven, Bath. Brilliant lacing bronze. Bit of orange and tea. Light herbal hop and caramel hints. Thatís it. Dead.
robinvboyer (2821) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Volo Cask Days 2009. Wow, this was so nice. Loads of sweet, bready, biscuity malts. SOme slight hops just for a touch of bitterness, but the sweet silky bready malts won me over.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009-10-31. Red-brown body with a smallish head. 3+ Aroma is earthy, illegible malt profile, bit dry. Flavour is similar, English malt character, mild toasty biscuity malt character. Average plus bodied palate. Okay, but does not make me want more. Cask at Volo Cask Days 2009
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Volo cask fest 2009, malty aroma. Average mouthfeel, a litte sourness otherwise average English cask.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Bear Oxford. A ruby to amber coloured beer with off-white bubbles for a head. An autumnal fruity malty aroma with toffee and bonfires. The taste is fruity and woody with sweet caramel notes. A nice beer with good depth. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.3
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2009
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark Red Heavy tasting Ale does not do it for me its very powerful for a 4.3ABV