Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Masque Haunt, JDW, London. Pours clear copper with a tight, creamy tan head. Caramel and semi-ripe berries on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some toffee, tangy berries, a metallic note. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, some sugary bread, tangy fruits, mildly astringent leaves. Quite poor.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-conditioned at the JDW inside Victoria Station, London 28/12/10. Amber with a slight white head. Sweetish, malty aroma with a hint of spicy hop. Flavour was seriously dull, with some caramel and a vague fruitiness, before a moderately bitter finish. A forgettable brown beer.
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End. Amber with a white head. Biscuity malt and restrained english hops. A very ordinary bitter with no festive attributes whatsoever.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cask at the market porter. deep purple. decent xmas aroma of nutmeg, clove and various other gluehwein stuff. alas the rest of the beer is very dull with a hint of fairy floss sweetness
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, SE1, London. Clear dark red / amber color with a small virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is clove, allspice, butter, caramel (much like glögg). Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (291206)
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@The Market Porter. Noticabel diacetyl characters. Buttery caramel flavours, with a slight sour edge. Lightly spicy notes towards the finish, otherwise not much happening.