GuideDogSaint (807) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom (JDW). Pours clear copper brown with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and toffee. Sweet finish.
theprof (64) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Malt and dried fruit. Brown to copper in colour with thin top. There was a time when this was special because so little else was even passable. There was a time when its smooth blending and balancing of hops and malts was enough. I still find more to savour here than in some over-hopped craft ale. It will keep its pace. But it’s also a marker of all that has changed. Pre-revolutionary. Vive la revolution!
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Piazza JDW, Birmingham Airport. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is stale malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange with a white head. Sweet caramel in the smell. Taste is biscuity.
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: The Bishops (Bristol). Pours amber with mild bitter and hoppy taste.
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has a light amber color with a creamy off white head. Aroma are a blend of toffee, light fruity and herbal hopps. Flavor contains caramel and toffe sweetness, fruity and herbal hoppy. A bit low carbonation as usual on handpull.
[Handpull at Sawyers Arms (Paddington) in London, England]
TedE (491) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Calvert’s Court Stockport. Faint hop nose. Still bronze beer with small solid white head. Creamy mouthfeel with burnt malt & toffee/caramel finish. Tiny hop bitterness right at the end. Excellent.
Pith (159) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Fox Inn, Bury St. Edmunds. Pours deep gold-copper with small gentle foam off - white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit, mildly sweet. Taste is softly carbonated, smooth toffee, gentle bitter hop at the end into the finish. Simple. Drinkable.
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet of caramel malt, light toffee, biscuit, grass and fruit. Taste of caramel, biscuit, fruit, some grassy and herbal notes plus earthy bitterness. Medium bodied but watery texture. A bitter, biscuity finish. Recognisable Greene King characteristics but one of my favourites.
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015
Pre-RB - Cask at JDW Cardiff - Central Bar. Hazy dark orange, small scummy white head. Body medium, smooth. Taste - sweet caramel, overtaken by harsh ashy bitterness. Unbalanced. (2.6)
Apr 2015 - Cask at Railway Putney. In a plastic cup due to football hooliganism. Hazy dark amber orange, still, very big foamy beige head, thick lacing. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is ashy, burnt toffee, strong noble hop metallics, medium bitterness. Good condition. My tastes have changed to compensate for this. It’s not for beginners! (3.3)