chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the barrel at Battersea Beer Festival. Pale gold colour with that indefinable perry tinge. On the sweet side of medium but has plenty of tooth coating tannin to set that off and provide some backbone. Far more tannic than usual for a perry. Woody, but succulent and juicy at the same time. Finely balanced and beautifully made.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a polypin at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. I have to go with SilkTork on this one. Pale gold, no head. Red pear aroma, which is not huge but the flavour is terrific. Very good pear fruit which is fleshy and succulent. Not overly sweet. Some wood and then quite a dry finish. Yummy
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Straw coloured with sweet pear, wood and some sourness. Flavours are pear juice, initially sweet followed by lots of dry woodines that sucks all the moisture from the palate. Not an unpleasant experience - a decent traditional perry.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight from the barrel at the Derby CAMRA winter beer fest. 09/02/05
Cloudy darkish yellow colour.
Sweet, sticky like drinking puree, but not bad for it...
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 Cask@Battersea Beer Festival. Had this a few years back at Kingston Beer Festival, and thought it to be horrible. Much better this time, nice acidic clingy mouthfell, juicy. Woody, with a touch of sweetness.