ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 5th February 2013. Reddish amber with thin loose foam. Strongly spicy, smoky and earthy aroma. Fruitiness, smoke, firewood and citric hops in-mouth. Tangy finish with sweet smoke and earthiness that becomes increasingly dry. Medium body and carbonation.
JorgeLee (736) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Cock Tavern E8. Reddish brown in colour. I’m a big fan of these hoppy red ales, and Howling Hops have smashed it with their versions. Luscious juicy fruit from the hops, berries with a hint of sweetness, cream, a bit of snap, long bitter finish. Splendid.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Cock Tavern. The pour’s deep red with a small, bubbly head. The aroma’s toasted brown bread, some caramel and red berry fruits. Rich, malty aroma. The taste is much the same. Lightly sprucy hops break up the bready, sweet malt flavors. Slightly toasty finish. Medium body, very soft on the palate. Not particularly exciting or engaging. Overall, stick to Howling Hops’ pale, hoppy beers!
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Cock Tavern, Hackney, London, 22 Nov 2012) Ruby red colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit and spicy hops. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, red fruit and slightly spicy hops in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Pembury Tavern, Hackney E8. Pours a slightly hazy ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Cock Tavern, Hackney, London. Ruby to amber with off white head. Quite a flowery flavour initially, perfumed with a sharp tanginess. Hops show through this giving a pleasant dry finish. A beer of two halves as they might say.
Leighton (6979) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cock Tavern, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a fine, off-white foam head. Light ripe citrus and berry aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty sugars, light bread, light pine, faint tangy fruits, berries especially. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish with berry fruits, plum, mellow pine. OK beer in general.