Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy sweet caramel, crunchy malt, touch of yeasty apple/pear character. Good basic bitter, though billed as Irish Red.
AshtonMcCobb (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. This is somewhere between an Irish Red Ale and an English Bitter. Fruity and malty notes dominate the nose and the palate. There is reasonable balance even if there is some malt astringency on the finish. It looks attractive!
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was a hot night in Belfast and this was a great pint at The Crown. Aroma fruity, taste of sweet citrus tangerine and honey, followed by a long refreshing bitter palate. Lovely.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite creamy head doesn’t last. Hazy amber body. Light fruity dusty aroma, very faint. Sweet smoky earthy musty taste with dusty fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish dusty smoky toffee aftertaste with banana notes. It’s surprisingly smoky and sweet, but quite nice, all the same. (0.284l cask, at The Old Swan Inn, York.)
foxo82 (629) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Dirty cloudy amber ale with a citrus aroma and citrus ginger taste. And another country ticked off.
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stagnant Amber, whisper of white head. Burnt sweets nose. Unassuming initial taste, smooth and underpowered bitter. Finish tasted like the glass had been used for an ashtray before dispense. Pretty poor.
Cask, Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh
gunnar (4726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasty malts. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet with some herbal and honeyish notes, dry lingering end with minty and spicy hops.
ciaranc (673) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, not much head. Sour malt nose, touch of vinegar. Sweet malt middle, not much else. Bit watery.
genegenie (8) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant if not overly exciting, mild hints of honey make this ale more enjoyable on a warm summers day
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CasK .. . is a touch boozy .. some bread and brown gravy .. . has a light mouth feel .. . mild foam too .. . just ok, nothing i’d want again .. . . extra time coming up!