MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint hand drawn from the Fleece Hotel in Cirencester, England. Poured light reddish brown with a medium sized frothy head. Strong fruit aroma: peaches, pears, mango. Some caramel notes. Flavor is quite fruity as well with some caramel. Mild tanginess in the finish followed by some bitterness. Good.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Kean’s Head, Nottingham. A ruby coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is bready and fruity with notes of raisins. The taste has sweet and sour notes. Caramel, fruit and malt. Decent but I’ve had this better. Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.3 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.3
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Rose & Crown, Oxford. Burnished copper, fine cream white head. Deep spicy fruit aroma, cinnamon, Christmas pud, plummy tartness. Dry leathery apricot flavor, a lovely tanic brush to the finish. Simple, unpretentious beer, but when it’s in good shape, Hooky is a real stunner. The rustic beauty of an open fermention with a robust English yeast at it’s best.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[CASK: The Waterhouse, Manchester 13/02/07] A very pleasant ale that is good in flavour and overall a nice ale.
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Jolly Anglers, Reading. A pale reddish chestnut colour, with a white head; little aroma; dry and fruity in the mouth, with hints of orange, becoming seeter, and then leaving a modetrately bitter finish. Pleasant, but not outstanding.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Beer Hunters. Copperish amber colour with longlasting, slightly off-white head. Aroma is flowery hops, some fruits and grass. Flavour goes through quite the same.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Charlies, Copenhagen. Amber, reddish colour with a small off white head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with a hoppy note. Hoppy floral flavor with some fruity sweetness.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown color, steady white head, some lace. Clover aroma, some honey sweetness. Fresh flowery hoppy flavor, lots of cut grass. Soft mouthfeel, flowery hoppy aftertaste. Nice session beer from fresh cask.
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A mid to dark coppr coloured beer with a strong, frothy white head. A malty aroma, with hints of dark fruit, but a touch bready. The taste is bitter, malty, with the fruitiness coming through from the nose. Bready again, with a slightly sour, yeasty flavour at the end. Not entirely sure this was at its best, a re-rate will be in order. (Cask - The Globe JDW, King’s Lynn, Norfolk).
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on cask. Perfect served temperature. Hazy amber with a reddish or ruby tint to it. Dark malty aroma. Spicy flavour containing dark fruit and a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied (Guest ale at The Greyhound in Ipswich 22.09.2006).