downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the White Lion, Bristol, January 2015. Deep gold with a slight, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel and bready malts, apricot fruits and short, bitter finish. Ok.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Waterfront Inn, IoW during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear, amber-gold with a white foam head. The nose has lightly sweaty grains with secondary leafy notes. Light sweet flavor with some decent citrusy hops, orange, grainy bread, light earth and leaves, some peppery aspect. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Moderate sweetness to finish with more toasted grains and mild rindy orange. Decent bitter.
harrisoni (14692) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Lowie. Clear amber lasting white head. Malty apple aroma. Over carbonated. It’s an ok best bitter. It’s fine.
Cimbasso (328) - - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark amber going on brown colour. Aromas of malt, toffee and nuts. The taste is a of malts with notes of hazelnuts, toffee and salt. There is a harsh, slightly metallic, taste as well from the hops. A little too astringent for my taste. The finish is really bitter, but not entirely in a good way.
SlackerMads (1958) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Dark bread, grain, leafy greens, wood, nuts, dough, light rotten eggs, mushrooms. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long dry wooden finish. A bit dirty but has some good aspects as well.
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Waterfront Inn Shanklin, during the IOW Jolly Day, 24/08/14.
Clear golden amber with a good sized light beige/off white covering - a decent looker!
Nose is not so good, sulphuric wafts, light bread, straw, burnt tones.
Taste comprises mellow fruits, light cherry, biscuit tones.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterings.
Ferris (6858) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask - Twig and some sulphur with toffee. Clear copper with a decent white head. Light toffee and twig. Smell is a bit off.
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask at the the Waterfront Inn, Shanklin during the IoW Jolly. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is a bit eggy, sulfurous, mushroom and toasty grain. The taste is lightly bitter, toasty, grainy, brown bread, light caramel and some of that eggy notes. Medium body and fine carbonation. Dodgy eggy bitter.
McTapps (5195) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle bought at co-op in Cowes. Pours out in a light hazy amber-light brown colour with low head and medium to crisp body. Aroma of hops and straw with some pine hints. Taste of bitter hops, light barley, oak, leaves, light malt and green nuts. Bitter finish. Refreshing and quite tasty, yet it lacks a little bit of body and deepness.
MichaelAwesome (5176) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice touch of the sea with some salt and heavy bitterness combined with a dry ending. Bit one dimensional but offering some crispy moments, hay and spruce. That bitter and dull ending kills all that well built up aromas. Tough to get used to that one.