Fin (6641) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford on the Ratebeerian day around Oxford 09-02-08 Poured mid/dark amber with malty aroma, bit of sweet caramel backed up by some nice fruitiness, quite tangy with some citrus coming through. Pretty good beer.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Far From The Madding Crowd Touch of tobacco in a decent session ale. Quite flavoursome.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford during the RB pub crawl.
Copper coloured with no head. Tea and malt and a non too pleasant sweetness. Really average at best.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford. A dark copper coloured beer with an off-white coloured head. The aroma is fruity sweet with caramel notes. The taste is fruity and there’s a hint of straw. Some smoky notes also and a good body. Quite wintery and it’s a surprise it’s just 3.9%
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. Tea flavoured, best bitter. Has a definite H&B flavour, which for me is a bit plasticky. Good roasty flavours which grow on you, but that initial plastic lowers the score.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford, on Ratebeer Oxford Day ’08. Amber. Malt aroma. Delicious malty taste with fruit background, plus a flavour that SilkTork identified as tobacco, a substance that I have managed to resist since September 1st, 1992. Yes, this was my Top Beer of the Day, overall my sixth H&B, all rated between 3.1 and 3.7. A brewery to look out for.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford Ratebeerian day. Amber with white head. My beer of the day, hitting quite a few of the right notes, fuller bodied than many recent beers with a slightly darker roasted malt then a bitter sweetness from a flowery hop, a light citrus character behind all of this, i enjoyed it.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of toffee malts, with floural hops. Taste is similar but a burnt bitterness which doesnt seem cool.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Some cloudy bitter hop, but a little artificiality, and a nasty tang. Spoiled, though it seems it may be quality underneath.