imdownthepub (9159) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - MAY 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle conditioned at The Pavilion Theatre Bar, Brighton. Cloudy brown, no head. Thick malty tasteless mush unfortunately. Really not particularly good.
wimpyjoe (2263) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden but only a thin head on top. It’s bitter but not high on bitterness with fruity elements abundant in its character. It’s easily a session ale given it slips down too well.
BeerViking (1793) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bought from the brewery. Pours a dark amber with a big but fast vanishing head. Sweet malt and a faint note of citrus on the nose, plus a touch of metallic yeast (it’s bottle conditioned). Slightly bready malt, nuts, a hint of apple and toffee. Finish has a little hop trying but failing to fight through a slightly cloying honey-malt sweetness.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Market Porter, London. Amber colour with minor head. Aroma is sweet malts, mild fruity and floral notes along with mild nuttyness and slight berryish notes. Flavour is quite similar in a rather bitter way. As the half pint warms up the aroma gets some rather unpleasant notes (almost like stomach acids).
joe19612 (1604) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a orange amber colour with a thin white head. Not much of a aroma but hints of fruit, the taste has some fruit with a dry finish.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Roebuck Pub, London.
Copper colour. Pretty rich flavour with toffee, caramel and fruitiness. Low bitterness.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Explosive, gushing opening leading to a murky brown colour with a slight off-white head. Savoury malts with a touch of fruit and bitter finish. Not a good BCA.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at guilford ... amber ... big white head ... sweet floral fruity nose ... quite honey ... honey fruity front ... soft toffee malts ...
kwik-lime (1051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity hints, but really, really, sweet for an ESB. Not a bitter I’d fancy for a session.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Edgar Wallace, Strand, London, 26 Nov 2010) Copper colour with brief head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit and apricots. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, sweet malt and a mild bitterness. Rather light body, fairly sweet. Decent, but hardly exciting.