Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at bretwood, aberdeen.Earthy fuggles nose without the metallic note, creamy texture herbal to taste at first, think weak tea with robust shortbread malt following after with a good dash of bitterness. Touch of nettles. Like it.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Wee Howf, Paisley in December 1980. Cask, handpump dispense. Danny always kept this in good nick and won an award for this back in the day. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thick creamy white head. Warm yeasty dough in the robust malty aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a powerful, fiery digestive biscuit base with some ginger nuts mixed in. Strong tart marmalade flavours also present in the mouth. Dry black pepper flavours present in the spicy hop resins give a fiery aftertaste. Finish is robust and malty with dry leather and oak cask wood notes strong in the palate. An excellent session ESB and a pub with happy memories.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Baron (JDW). Slightly pondwatery amber with a tight drum of head draping the glass. Hints of spice in the aroma- toasted seeds, curry leaf, maybe. Drab but inoffensive flavour with a faintly peppered Weetabix sogginess, a weak, unidentified jellied fruit hint. Some chalk and caramel.
Itís immensely tedious but drinkable.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at cambridge ....amber ... thin lacing ... soft mellon fruit ... light smoke light sour tart fruits ... big lemon ... ok but not sure at best
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@JDW Playfair, Edinburgh. Spicy and caramelly nose, though it is fairly light. Slightly toasty, slightly tart but generally a fairly standard bitter.
Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Playfair. Amber and clear, served WITHOUT a sparkler and giving a nice natural cask head. Yay! Fresh malty, worty aroma that also has a little fruity perfume, which is strange. Quaffable and easy. Mostly malty. Has fruity, juicy flavors finishing with bread and granola.
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Kings Head, Monmouth. Clear copper colour. Thin white head, slightly aromatic aroma. Hop fruity flavour. Nice bitterness. Pleasant malt finish. Very enjoyable session beer. Good quality.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at The County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Well havenít had this in a long time, but as soon as I got a whiff of that distinctive yeasty aroma, I was back 10 years on my first steps on the beer ladder. Enjoybable bitter.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a short head. Hoppy citrus toffee scent. Watery. Bitter-sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. Some toffee at the front, then hops. OK but bland.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Roscoe Head, Liverpool, April 2008. Bit of a trip down memory lane in more ways than one. Firstly, Burton was one of the more regularly available cask beers back in the dark days, often sitting alongside Bass when they both came from the old brewery in Burton. Secondly, the Roscoe Head was where I did a lot of my drinking when I was at University in the mid 1970s. The Roscoe was widely recognised as selling the best pint in the city, although there wasnít much opposition back then. Strangely, we went there to drink the Tetleys Bitter (although it was probably the Walkers Warrington brewed version back then) which, somewhat unbelievably, was regarded as nectar of the Gods in those days. Times change, and so has the Burton. It is tough to find nowadays and the sulphurous Burton nose seems to have gone. Nice amber colour with a creamy head. Fruity, with restrained bitterness and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent enough but not what it was.