WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, - AUG 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peterborough cask ale festival. Big beer with big flavour and a lot of it. Like an aged and expensive wine. A gulping beer with character. Excellent.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Reddish amber with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of varnish or paint and some pear drops. Effect is better than it sounds. Again a malty, varrnish hint in the taste. Oily mouthfeel, somewhat autumnal in character. Some bitterness. I liked this.
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Northampton Fest 09. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are weetabix and toffee malts with soft berries. Flavours are sweet malts with light roast notes. Floral with soft lemon and berries. Some honeyed sweetness. Good.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel, Northampton. Almost black with a red hue, and an off-white head. The aroma is fruity and there are some acidic notes. The taste is simialr. It’s mostly malty and acceptable. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.4
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 07/04/2004
Dark coloured strong in alcohol with some fruit aroma. Slightly malty bitter lasting finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer No 6 on the Wilsons’ Road Trip 2005. Cask at The Old Harkers Arms, Chester. Lovely dark ruby with biege head. Roasty, smoky dried fruit and cherry aroma. Lovely firm mouthfeel for the ABV. Finishes fruity and with some slight vinous acidity. Lovely drop.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes. Mutts Nuts - gotta give it credit, that’s a good name for what it is. At the end of the day. This was a cask beauty. And I’m nuts about it.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Dark cherry-wood colour with a speckled beige head. Sweet, cough medicine aroma. Sweet malt combines with aniseed to create a smoky sensation. Thin palate and mouth feel.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask conditioned @ JDW Soton. Raisin and lightly roasted aromas. Some almond flavour and moderately sweet. Not in good condition.
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to bronze colour with beige head. Nutty malty flavour with a background acidity, some roast, quite thin on the palate. Served very cold which killed off much of the flavour for me. Not keen. Re Rate at the Woolpack 2008. Big whiskey malty flavours, spicy and sharp, much better than the Spoons version.