pivnizub (8046) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: Deep golden, smaller white fluffy head; "woody" hops and a vinous fruitiness in the nose, a bit "corky", too; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; the same flavours dominate the dry bitter-sweet flavours. O.K., nothing to complain.....
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Green Lodge, Hoylake. A dark brown affair with a mid sized creamy tan head. Not much in the nose. Malt predominating throughout the flavour with some vague dark fruit lurking. Pretty uninspiring. Not especially offensive, just tedious.
RichardW (1177) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, various. A middling session bitter, with a reasonable amount of body for a low ABV. Malty dominance, almost prickly at times, with roast malt fairly easy to pick out.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasteed malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... copper ... light hop nose ... dull fruity hop ... musty and boring.
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cross Keys, Thixendale, N Yorks. Fairly dark chestnut, nice nutty, malty, caramel flavour with limited hoppiness. Good session bitter.
joe19612 (1506) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at GBBF 2009. Dark brown colour with a thin white head. Plenty of malt in the aroma, the taste is all malt, with a very strange bitter taste. This gets the nomination for the worse beer of the week at the festival.
maeib (7635) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned handpump Roscoe’s Head, Liverpool. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has malt and candied fruit but then an unpleasant vinegariness takes hold. The vinegar happens first in the mouth but then becomes less obvious and there’s some fruit. Quite a let down though.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at various locations. Not a favourite. So lacking in hop character that it resembles a Scottish beer. Overly sweet and malty, it needs an astringent quality for balance. If it’s all that’s available as a real ale I switch to lagers, it’s that dull.
DruncanVeasey (6182) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Old Red Lion Hotel, Market Bosworth. Chestnut and lacy. Vague walnutty malt, liquorice, varnishy nut bitterness and caramel. A splash of gravy. OK, but tedious.