Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Lion Tavern, Liverpool, 25 July) Colour is amber with brown notes, white disappearing head. Nose is malty, nutty (almond) with some dark fruit. Same goes for the taste: malty, nutty, dark fruit, prunes and a balanced bitterness in the dry, dusty finish. Balance is the word. In perfect condition, as always at the Lion Tavern.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold body with a creamy ivory colored head. Nice malty sweet aroma, some light fruits. Awesome taste, skinned apples with a light hop bite. Nice smooth and cool ending. Great lacing.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, the Marston stand, Derby Beer Festival. Amber, tiny white head. Very hoppy, some rust, burnt nose. Heavy bitterness, touch of sweetness, metallic aftertaste, watery.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Royal Oak York 5 May 06. Golden brown colour. A small disappearing head. Fruity aroma. Good but not great.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Copper coloured ale. Fruity with a floral hop aroma. Good body and a fresh hop finish leading to bitter edge. A good session beer but nothing special.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask and Wenlock Arms, London. Golden color. Marmelade in the aroma. Balanced, mild and mellow flavor with marmelade and fruits (melon, papaya). Finishes quit fruity with sweet malt and light bitterness.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean golden color. The aroma is a bit cheesy. The flavor is not surprising, but at least there is some malt; the hopping is decent, well bitter, butterscotch, lightly aromatic and metallic. Quite pleasant.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at the Olde Bulls Head, Beaumaris, Anglesey, October 2005. Pale amber colour with a creamy, off-white head. Slipped down easily. Not much aroma. A smattering of citric hop on the palate to provide refreshment with just a hint of dry malt for more body. But its really just a decent, straightforward, quaffing bitter, with nothing really to distinguish it from hundreds of others. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, provided you’re not looking for too much to scrutinise and analyse.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the New Road Inn, Blackpool 04/07/2001
Amber coloured and sweet. Malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Lord Rodney, Warrington 31/07/2001
Amber coloured and slightly pale. Malty hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Excelsior Hotel, Liverpool 20/05/2002
Golden amber and smooth. Malt hop finish.
4. Cask Handpump at Peter Kavanagh’s, Liverpool 19/11/2004
Golden and hoppy with some sour fruit. Some bitterness and dryness in a malt finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills 29/10/2005.
Amber golden with some frutiness, crisp malt, floral & slightly bitter finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the Albert, Llandudno 05/05/2008
Small white head. Malt aroma. Golden coloured fruity and a little sour with a crisp and bitter nutty malt finish.
Nekronos (3364) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Really insipit one. The flavpor was almost gone, But there were sometimes a strong backflavors come but they kept a cloudy formations in the foam.