pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - APR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color - Dark/Brown
Head - Withe
Aroma - Friut, malt
Flavor - Hops, malt
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at ’The Harp’ Covent Garden, London 16-03-06. An excellent red/brown session bitter, with great hoppy and nice balanced bitterness. Would happily neck this all day.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very tastey bitter. Smooth, yet had a nice hop kick to it. Didn’t stand up well to warm temps, but’s thats my fault for taking so damn look. Good
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned @ ’The Freshie’ Formby. What a lovely session beer. Mid brown with some malt but hops and bitter dominate.Very drinkable.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001
Mid brown colour with some yeast flavour. Bitter with a malty hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Old Kings Head, London 15/10/2008
Some fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CASK at Charlies. Orange colour with a small white head. Moldy, Light fruity, pinetree hoppy aroma and a dry light fruity, hoppy taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of fruits, malts and hops with notes of sulphur.
Flavour of fruits, sulphur and hops.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 2008-11-07, Cask Conditioned at Coal Hole, London, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Amber color; small compact head; beautiful lace. Light apples aroma, malt, grassy; later, freshly cut grass and Alpine flowers (they have a milder smell). The body is medium to thin, this Ale doesn’t surprise in the front, but later a good caramel flavor, with some sweetness and a fruity note comes out, and the body as well gets rounder. Very good.
2008-09-22, cask conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus, 8-5-7-3-16=39
Bright amber color; thick head, sticky lace. It has a beautiful aroma, with malt, hops, sweet, earthy, grassy, light fruitness and light manure. Good body, strong caramel flavor, quite strong bitterness, good English hops. Dry and quite powerful final. Wow, I didn’t remember it so good!
2005-10-30, Cask at the Market Porter, London, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Beautiful hazy amber color; thin creamy head. Light grassy aroma. Good malty taste, correctly bitter, but the malts are too much mellow, not enough biting. Good.
larsga (6335) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin, coarse, white head; clear red-brown body. No discernible aroma. Mild, malty taste, very clean; bitter, but not too much so. Aftertaste rather dry, with citrusy/piney notes of hop (EKG?). Some sweetness. Light, drinkable, and not too boring. (On tap at White Horse.)
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2006 I had this on tap in my wife’s hometown in the UK (definately not available in the Poconos!), and it is a nice bitter. It has a bit of an apple-like caramel undercurrent going on which is perfect for autumn. It has that malty overtone that I associate with Harvey’s. It does seem a bit mellow as far as the pallatte is concerned and that is the only strike I see against it.
Rerate 11-1-06: The palate seems dryer now and this cask conditioned version has some nice citurs noted hidden under an initial bitter hoppy spike.