crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Pretty standard one here, yeast esters, slight earthiness, not really amazing.
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Plough. Pours deeper dark amber with a nice tanned creamy head. Aroma is fruity malty slightly caramel like the flavor with a pleasant dry bitterness.
gegwilson (988) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Amber with a white head. Quite sweet at first with caramel before a more bitter finish that’s a bit fruity. Not too bad.
daddydonkey (1) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have been drinking this for years and have never been disapointed. Always nice lacing..fruity without the sourness of most others and so smooth its like drinking whipped cream .
edsspoon (331) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a creamy white head. Faint hoppy aroma with some fruit and sweetness, fairly weak. Taste of lots of hops and bitterness. It’s a little bit watery but quite nice otherwise.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Deep Ellum, January 2014
Off-white head tops a strawberry-blonde colored beer, very clear. Retention is moderate.
Minerals, sweet buttercream and light fruitiness in the nose with very little in the way of hops. Perhaps a touch of earthy bitterness but very fleeting. I do get a bit of sharpness, however, just a bit of alcohol mixing with the esters.
The flavor shows more creamy, somewhat bland malts, with light sweetness, light nuttiness and lots of fruitiness that grows slightly alcoholic and a touch bitter (hoppiness) on the finish. Drinkable, but very low in character and quite forgettable. Wateriness seems appropriate and the body is still approximately medium despite this. Enough maltiness to keep it drinkable. Not sure where the alcohol sharpness is coming from.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Greene Oak in Windsor. Fruity taste dominates. Not great. .......... ...
AshtonMcCobb (2394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the White Lady.
Appearance - amber with a nice head.
Nose - toffee with perhaps a hint of apple.
Taste - more toffee apple.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish.
Overall - good example of the Bitter style.
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask six chimneys jdw Wakefield. Golden amber colour decent white head good lacing. Slight malt aroma. Taste some sweet malts slight hop nasty bitter atertaste. Medium body soft carbonation. Not the best.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Cow, Parkstone; dark amber, thin white head; decent sweetish caramel malt / earthy hop balance; slightly metallic finish; not exciting but not bad either; there’s something profoundly unsessionable about the finish in particular.