The_Osprey (3875) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Royal Oak, Borough. 5.5% as ’Harvey’s Headstrong Club Tom Paine Export Ale’. Dark orange / brown, still, clear, small white head. Aroma is soft malts, apple sauce and varnish. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy malts, resin, varnish, yeasty with a dry finish. Lots of hop and yeast character. Tastes like sucking an old dusty rug. It certainly has character. Old school stuff.
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. It pours clear deep brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is earthy, woody, mild caramel, nut and leather. The taste is bitter, earthy, wood, light barnyard, leather, nutty, spice, brown bread and varnish with a rather dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather quaffable ESB.
Inbreak (3140) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
04.08.2014, cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish floral, wet grass, weeds, bark, sour socks, paper, wet grain, almond essence. Taste is slightly dry, hay, light malts, weeds, heather, flowers, paper, grass. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, just boring.
imdownthepub (11738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, E.Sussex. Amber with white head. There is a rich maltiness to this, fruity, some caramelisation with a sweetish fruitiness. Full palate with a late hit of alcohol notes. Pretty good.
rane (962) - Nibe, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask amber with little head. Aroma malts. Taste mat and a little bittrness.
Desverger (4610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Amber/brown pour with a medium off white hand. Dark dried fruits, toffee, syrup brown sugar, and caramel malt, woody, nutty, some hoppy notes. Nice.
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the royal oak. Light amber colour with a thin fleeting white head. Aroma is neutral sweet malt. Flavour is nutty malt. English yeast esters some sour. Decent.
EdKing (2205) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Harvey’s Royal Oak. Condition is superb as one would expect. Clear rusty chestnut light brown, medium white foam head which dissipates to thin quickly. Nose is ale fruity, caramel, apple chutney spice, raisin, touch of orange liqueur, old antique wood. Taste is ale fruity, caramel, raisin, slight English acidic hop prickle and dash of alcoholic bite.
jackl (5923) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask ESB. Deep amber color with a bubbly head that disappears fast. The nose is all about the sweet malts - raisins, citrus, treacle. The taste has floral hops, but my focus is really caught be the sour flavors: dark druits, blackberry, tangy citrus and brown sugar all reveal themselves. The palate is medium, the texture slightly oily. Overall, this is a really nice, complex ESB.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Royal Oak, London. Dark orange color. The aromas and flavors of raisins, orange, lemon and toffee. Bittersweet. Nice bitter.