ALLOVATE (2142) - Butler, - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump @ The Market Porter, Southwark, CIty of London.
Tawny amber and bright with a solid and lasting white crown. The nose was less than uplifting with dusty, dirty, barnyard malt and old ’pot pourri’ hops. Quite grainy in the mouth with some very spicy, bitter, stewed stonefruit coming through. Quite sweet upfront with a raisiny tang to it. Hints of roasted nuts and flowery, dry, earthy hops fill it out. Nice length, a moderate bitterness that lingers with just a touch of cigarette ash and tea. Very light, clean mouthfeel. Pretty average overall.
Johnjwaterman (7) - Boldmere, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled at the Boldmere Oak, pleasant pint, easy to drink perfect for a warm summer evening.
JohnCook101 (125) - - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on draught. Pretty unexceptional. Little aroma to speak of. Generic British bitter flavours - a little malt, some hops, a moderate bitter finish. Slightly watery. No real depth or complexity to this one. Not unpleasant but not impressive.
Itzjerm (598) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty bad brew from the uk much better brews available from the uk. Slight bitter no head. From bottle. Not again
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DandyLion (239) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber beer with creamy white head. Smells malty and a little tiny bit hops. Tastes of malty caramel and bitter hops. Nice pint.
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JorgeLee (770) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the King’s Head W2. Darkish copper flavour, slightly nutty slightly fruity bitter. Ok, sure I had it better when younger up in Cumbria - is that age, a non-travelling beer or Marstons? Dunno.
BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand-pulled pint in ’The Smugglers’ on Cleethorpes Sea Front (10 Oct 2012).
Another beer I have on a regular basis that somehow hasn’t seen me write about it.
Amber body: good, deep and creamy textured white head on top.
The taste and nose were fruity and malty, slightly different to the bottled version, certainly more of a caramel feel to the whole thing.
Nice easy blend: mine was getting towards the end of the barrel and almost on the turn, but I know it can be a lot better than the pint I had, so my scores are higher than the pint should really get.
SarkyNorthener (656) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@thefoxglove, kirkburton. Amber colour medium head. Little aroma of mild hops. Taste is of bittering hops and a hint of caramel. Average weight in the body. An ok pint.
Dommod2011 (511) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dull. Like drinking water. Iced water. Why do pubs insist in chilling beer until they are nearly extinct? Next to the pub was a field and in the field was the third largest horse in England. Again, I was unimpressed. I’ve seen at least two horses that were bigger. I hope tonight’s beer explorations provide more exciting discoveries.
stravale (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Cumberland Arms, Tynemouth 070912
Golden amber, thin white head, suspended bubbles, clear
Aroma - soft cereal malts, light bitter bit spicy hops
Taste - light caramel malt, hint of toasted malt, bitter english hops, touch of yeast, bit of flint, rather hum drum
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish - as main flavour, bit more fruity yeast comes through
Overall - Standard ale, bit bitter than average
BeerCast_Rich (1714) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[cask, The White Hart, Bouth] Amber brown pour with a large white head from the sparkler. Slightly nutty aroma, with some caramel sweetness. Grass and hay on the nose too. Flavours are very balanced, there’s some citrus fruit, before the malty, nutty bitter finish comes on. Good stuff