EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber in colour, aroma is floral and some malt. On the taste I have to say itís one of those thin in the mouth feel English bitters like Shepherd Neameís Spitfire. Find them a bit watery and lacking body on the palate. this is the same. Also quite intensely dry and bitter on the finish. Not one Iíll have again.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club. Amber with a white head. Grainy malt aroma and taste with some straw and sourness. Sharp bitter finish. Makes a welcome change to GK IPA as the guest ale at this Midlands 1 East Rugby Club. But got beat by Leighton Buzzard today.
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral aromas with cut grass and fresh hay, a touch of smokiness leeds to the pear of the fruity hops. nice dry finish
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Birmingham, UK. Copper, slightly doubly aroma. Sweet, bit of a metalllic taste.
Vladivostok (237) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have drunk this in many places - usually Hobsonís choice - and it never strikes me as being a great or even a good beer. Little aroma and very, very bland. One can give Marstonís the credit for maintaining production at Cockermouth but they really should be putting out something with a bit more oomph than this.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Saddle Inn, Keswick, York): A bit unclear, deep golden, "woody" hoppy nose with a subtle fruitiness; very light bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; a certain fruitiness plus herbal hops in the dry finish. O.K......
yespr (31169) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight peachy. Citrusy and mild orange fruity. Bitter and bone dry. Bitter finish with a persisting fruity note. Ends dry.
JanEric (991) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the Horstetail Inn, Shipston-on-Stour. Amber coloured, hoppy aroma. Medium-to-full bodied, bitter, nice.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty nose with some wheat, copper, small off-white head, some pretty lace. Flavour is a softer malt, some hops are present as well. Light bodied, balanced, creamy smooth. Good
Nickls (1846) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - cask)
Completely see-through light brownish color with a bit of gold in the color. Nearly pure white head. Good, but not excellent lacing. Fairly bland aromas, with some fruit (apples?) with not a whole lot going on. Really no hop aromas. Taste is pretty basic. Malt and fruitiness are pretty well balanced, but I was expecting a bit more hop given the style. Fairly thin, of course no carbonation given cask serving, and a bit more watery than I would like for the style. Pretty decent drinking as it wasnít too hard to take down the sample. But it left me wanting for taste.