Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 27 Apr 06. Brown colour. No head. Some fruity hints. Watery. No distinct aftertaste.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Hooky beer that I have been drinking regularly throughout my home county for some 20+ years. A big step up from the standard best bitter, and offering considerably more bite, bitterness, hoppy characteristics and more importantly depth of flavour. As far as easy to get Hooky beers go this is usually my beer of choice from them.
anders37 (12727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma. Very fruity flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.
joergen (17349) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies.
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of fruits and yeast.
Fruity flavour with notes of yeast and hops.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Chester 21/03/2001
Very fruity with a bitter aftertaste.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 11/10/2001
Mid brown fruity and very bitter. Some woody aroma in the malt finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 14/06/2002
Amber coloured and floral aroma. Dry malt hop finish.
4. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002
Amber colour and fruity. Hint of whisky in the finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 10/12/2003
Amber slightly strong fruity and malty with a slightly dry lasting finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 15/01/2004
Amber golden and hoppy with a smooth slightly bitter crisp lasting malt finish.
7. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 09/03/2004
Amber colour with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry bitter finish.
8. Cask Handpump at Forest House Lloyds No 1, Chester 13/02/2010
Malty aroma. White head. Amber coloured a little sweet on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), light brown with a creamy head. Berry notes to the hoppy aroma. A fruity and alcoholic flavour but still with strong malt undertones and quite spicey in the mouth. Suspect that this was not well-kept by my local JDW.
Nekronos (3184) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 A little sweet behind the bitterness, but nice, It was a little foamy but not something from outher world. Good.
scotty (959) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught @ Weatherspoons, Galashiels.Big,full bodied, and with a distinctive fruity/hoppy character. Bursts with loads of rich malt flavours, and juicy hops...had several pints of this. Delicious!
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer No 40 on the Wilsons’ Road Trip 2005. Cask at The Church Inn, Ludlow. An old favourite. Dark Amber. Aroma of bread, apple, wood. Well balanced between hop and malt, with a fruity bitter finish. Still good.