Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Amber with an overly sweet apple aroma. The flavour is similar and the palate is sticky, somewhat sickly. I guess some people might like that, but I found it really poor.
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
extemely sweet nose, mouldy apples and bakers yeast. deep mahogany colour, no head. Very chalky flavour, oddly bitter with sweet underlining cereal notes. too dry and not mine.
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured with a small head and left no lacing. Medium quite smooth body with a gentle bitterness.Quite pleasant.
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear dark amber, Aroma of hay and fruit. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Bready with light crystal malt character, notes of raspberries and pears.Salty finish with low bitterness.
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Rugby Fest 07. Amber with an off-white head. Aromas are sweet and malty with chocolate and some cookies. Flavours are weetabix, chocolate and fudge malts with light hops. A decent malty brew.
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Rugby Beer Festival, 2007. Golden brown beer with a mildly malty aroma and an average malty flavour. Overall an average weakly malty beer.
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Rugby BF. A copper coloured beer. The aroma has some light hop notes with a touch of buttery malt sweetness. The taste is smooth, with some sweetness and a hint of hop. A fair body and reasonable alcohol. Nice. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 2.4. Average becomes 2.9
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly picked up for me by Gaz, a friend who lives up in north Wales. Dark amber coloured beer with small white head. Another decent malty and hoppy effort from Great Orme but again the aroma was less noticeable, pleasant sweet and soft malty flavours witha hint of fudge coming through with each glug, bitterness was there but came through at the end. According to the blurb on the bottle, described as ’being like the IPA’s of old’ I didn’t quite get that as I didn’t think it was bitter enough, but still it was a nice beer and drank much easier than the 5% abv.
Max1972 (10) - ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 A really flavoursome pint that is SO drinkable. Doesn’t feel like a 5%, but after 4 pints you sure know it is. Lovely beer
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Nantwich 30/09/2006
Malt aroma. Bronze amber coloured with some alcohol present. Some bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Snowdon, Llandudno 05/05/2008
Fruity aroma. Copper coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter full malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Cottage Loaf, Llandudno 03/05/2010 (As Merlyn ABV 4.9%)
Malt aroma. Amber golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a dry and slightly bitter finish.