DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 1) Cask handpull at The Pear Tree, Hook Norton and The Reindeer, Banbury. Same biscuit and honey malt fullness as the Old Hooky; hints of pear and apple but with an added dimension of beansprout, walnut, chocolate and earth lurking beneath. Full, complex, hugely drinkable... Leafy citrus hints as from the Willamette I’ve been nibbling of late, especially on the burp. Drawn-out, nutty malt afters. Easy drinking and layered with malt and fruit depth. Tasty.
2) Bottle. Good looking beer with a huge tufted and head and bags of condition. Aroma mouldering pink/red apple and warm polythene; flavour discreetly heady with orange peel and fruit loaf notes and a lightly roasted, nut-hinting finish. Grew on me. 646414.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at the Elihu Yale JDW, Wrexham 19/09/2009
Some fruit aroma. Large white head. Copper coloured smooth a little rich on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
Pyobon (853) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at JDW. Hazy golden brown with loose persistent head. Little aroma: malty with a hint of biscuits. Light body and carbpnation. Malty flavour with other with complex notes including chalky. Nice easy drinking beer
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the JDW on Whitehall 23/09/09. Copper coloured with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, malty aroma with a touch of the hedgerow. Flavour was also malty, with some earthiness and a decent bitter finish. Good.
doubelknv3 (935) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting notes from Hook Norton Brewery and Banbury beer festival. Copper-Amber with thin head. Caramel, fruit, and balancing hops in the finish. Dry bitter finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Slightly orange tinted flavour. Amber coloured body with zero head. Sweet and malty with a bitterish finish. !00% boring.
JonMoore (1769) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Copper coloured with a slim head. Fruity aroma. Sweetish, malty and fruity taste. Nicely balanced; pretty good.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Bright gold-amber with a small head. Fruity aroma and a beautiful pear-like taste, sweet and spicy. Plenty of malt. Mid to low bitterness. Delightful.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Amber. Resin aroma and flavour.
Both sweet and bitter and citrus-notes.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Copper colour with small head. Starts fruity, finishes with grapefruit bitterness.