Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/GBBF. Amber with a small but lasting white head. Caramel, malt, grass in the aroma. Sweet and malty with a good full body.
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Cask (Bath Ale House, Cambridge) (2004)
Red to brown, little head. Bready and dark-fruity aroma. Very well balanced combination of earthy hops and mellow woody malts in the taste. A classic English bitter.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour topped by a fine off-white cover. Very yeasty nose where dark toasted bread nose are in utmost liberty. Earthy middle finished off by mellow leafiness. Certainly interesting, the yeast profile is fun and the palate is as smooth and subtle as it gets. A model of drinkability. I expected it to be a bit tastier though, but the mouthfeel compensates in the end.
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Melton Mowbray Beer Festival 2007. Reddish looking beer with a soapy and weak aroma. The flavour is quite dry with a fruity’ish finish. Overall an average fruity, toffee and hopped beer.
dalri (1) - USA - SEP 20, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful session beer. Pint after pint remains drinkable. Crystal maltiness reminescent of "Grape Nuts" cereal flafor, plenty of mild hoppiness, yeasty smell but not skunky. Very clean finish.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Dark amber with a small head. Aromas are caramel and toffee malts with Autumn fruit, especially pear. Quite sweet Flavours are sweet malts and Autumn fruit. Earthy hops follow. Malty and tasty.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at some random pub on the Strand. Amber brown with a slight head. Slightly sour vinegar nose with some malt and hops underneath. Similar flavour with plenty of tangy malt and more sourness in the finish. Guessing this was just about on the turn.
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 (8750) - 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.