Mr_Pink_152 (932) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried at a bistro in Stamford. The beer was probably past its prime,. Amber colour with no head. The aroma was a touch musty. The taste was flat, but had the promise of malt and a nice bitter finish.
47574xeCD (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Rupert Brooke spoons Rugby, not crystal clear but pleasant, nice white head, malty notes and smooth on the palate. Drinkable bitter.
s_hartshorne (1614) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask high cross Leicester. Golden thin head. Good sweet caramel malt aroma taste same good malts light bitter finish. Decent classic bitter.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich bronze colour. Thin head. Sweet caramel nose and a bit of biscuity malt. Lots of caramel, rich malts, bit of alcohol. Straightforward bitter.
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at JDW in Coalville - Not the most inspiring. A copper body, vague white head. Bit of malt and caramel, but not too much to impose itself. Taste - okay - but nothing noteworthy. A boring bitter.
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, light fruity and light hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, toffee, mild fruity and some fine hoppy notes.
Overall impression: A very nice ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt based golden ale with a disappoint small head that doesn’t cover its top. Glows a bit thought.
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft@Criterion, Leicester. Amber beer with a light airy head. The aroma is lightly toffee, and the flavour is toffee with a good degree of bitterness. Overall a nice standard bitter.
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BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pulled pint in my local ’Spoons’ on 13th Aug 2012.
Clear and clean amber body with a creamy head that produced some good, strong lacing on my UK pint sleeve glass.
No great aromas, mix of caramel maltiness and some floral hops: the taste followed those traits with the hops coming to the fore as the mouth dried. This was one of the smoothest cask ales I’ve had for a long time: could have been a nitro-keg cream flow beer (is this a good thing or a bad thing?). I had this at the brewery years ago, but don’t remember it being a smooth/slick tasting brew.
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, pale head. Crispy malt nose with some leaves, wood and hay. Light sweet flavor with plastic-like bitterness, some underripe lemon, straw, green grass. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, lightly biting finish with mild dough, toast, grass, woody leaves, plastic and straw. There’s a surprisingly abrasive hop presence in the aftertaste, mostly green grass. Somewhat out of balance, and the elements themselves aren’t awesome.