downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 Cask conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton Lido, Bristol. Amber coloured beer with a caramel aroma. Some fruitiness in the flavour with a long, biscuity malt aftertaste.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Hewlet in Cheltenham. Dark copper with a nice cap of white. Earthy, farmy yeast aroma with a touch of apples. Coarse bread malt flavor and plums. Soft, fairly full body. This a rough around the edges beer--unrefined, but with some nice rustic appeal.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Casked. A bit hazy golden colour, minor white head. Honey and fruity aroma with hints of flowery hops. Flavour is honey, hops and fruit. Wellbalanced. Surprisingly longlasting aftertaste in this one too. Also wooden hints.
TBone (11160) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper brown, no head. Light flowery hoppy nose. Sweetish, light flowery hoppy flavor. Flat mouthfeel (no suprises here). Uninspiring cask ale.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Iíve had this several times and hadnít realised that I hadnít rated it. Shame that this isnít a very good example of this beer. Copper colour, thin head. A malty bitter, but with an odd chemical flavour to it. First beer of the day out of the lines I think. Good hop finish though. Normally it is malty and full in mouth with good toffee and then a decent hop finish
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Waterhouse, Manchester. </br>
Bright amber colour with a wispy, sudsy head. Sweet, jammy aroma, concentrated yet empty and one dimensional. Suggest it be just a one time try. Kind of wish I had the pint Dan Brown had. Dratt.
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My brother lives in Greet near Winchcombe so this gets a regular pasting from me when I am down there. A very refreshing amber beer with a nice tangy fruity bite, a decent beer that finishes with a flourish of hops.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), amber with a creamy white head. A good malty aroma. To taste, a fruitiness hits the front of the mouth, followed by a good combination of malt and bitterness. A great mouth feel and a good session beer. (Notable that my locale JDW has improved the quality of their cask ales - maybe after the letter I sent last week?)
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Almost nutty caramel aroma with orangey hops. Refreshing bitter finish balances the slightly sweet start. Easy drinking and pleasant without much to comment on.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the Morris Dancer, Kelsall 14/04/2001
Mild on the palate sweet and pale.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/01/2002
Amber colour. Orange fruit flavours. Some bitterness in a hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Railwaymans Arms, Bridgnorth 12/09/2009
Fruity aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earlís Court 06/08/2010
Some fruit aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy bitter and fruity with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.