tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Slight yeasty and cereal notes present in the short aroma. Thin and resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a robust digestive biscuit base with sweet golden syrup and barley sugar flavours evident. Bitter hop resins give a clean bite to the aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with a hint of syrupy lychees. A decent IPA and worth trying.
SilkTork (5013) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 JDW Autmn Beer Festival. Firmly hopped ale with caramel and butter notes. Not working for me - not keen on the buitter, and the hops are not in harmony. I usually like Hook Norton.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with a Small head,Sharp bitterness and left lots of lacing. An above average bitter but lots beers bearing this description are fairly bland so its the highest of recommendations,Still worth checking out.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Lloyds, Carlisle. A middling hop note aroama, with some pine and citrus. Initially has a dry taste, that smooths out quickly. Not bad, not startling.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear dark golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 151011
Beersiveknown (2106) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber blonde, no discernible nose. Sweet up front with slight pineapple and brief bitter finish.
markas101 (1743) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield, UK. Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Almost amber, deep gold, peppery honey aroma with some cloves. Passionfruit and guava-nectar on the palate. Sweet, syrupy, mild alcohol tingle at the end.
Bullit (3723) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Camperdown Place, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is caramel, fruity, bit buttery. Flavour is caramel malts, light fruity, slightly buttery. Slightly sweet finish
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Sorder ... golden yellow amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet zezty lemon nose ... bitter resinous citrus peel hop ... drying finish ... big lime soft lemon... quite zezty ... good body
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Crystal Palace in Glasgow. Pours a golden colour with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, barley, pine and passion fruit. Similar flavours with pine and passion fruit again. Alcohol is fairly present with a long hum. Also a nice caramel malt backbone. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not bad.