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 (2799) - 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 (1614) - 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 (623) - 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.
nilsas (1621) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Duft av malr og honning. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, litt langs kant. Smak av litt honning meden bittre smak.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, JDW. Dark amber, thin white head, good lace. Aroma is hay, cardboard, little bit of orange caramel. Taste is... Bitter-like. Watery. Boring.
Iznogud (730) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in London. Amber color, small head, malty aroma and flavor, maybe some caramel as well. I really like ales but this one is not my favorite.
Mr_Pink_152 (932) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Cask at the Talbot Inn Worcester: Dark amber colour, small white head that lasted. A sweet aroma with hints of malts, and caramel. Taste similar. Not a bad beer from Greene King.
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as it used to be in the 1970’s but still a decent beer. Always had a good malt feel and reasonable hop taste.