Hippoman (520) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint.
Pours deep ruby brown with a thin, smooth, cream-coloured head that laces the glass well. The aroma is largely pleasant with sweet, bready malts, dark fruit and maybe a little apple giving some sharpness detectable. The taste opens clean and bitter but there’s a definite bread and caramel sweetness underneath. It gets sweeter and fruitier as the pint goes on. Mediocre bitter.
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marston’s) A clear chestnut brown colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, subtle nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste of caramel, some nuts, slight red berries and spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A bittersweet, caramelly, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A typical, smooth malty bitter. Nothing special but nice.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) clear deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of bread crusts and yeast, with a hint of pale malts, some very light strawberries and floral hops. flavour is mostly roasted malts, hazelnuts and yeast, slightly green, with a hint of mouldy bread and milk chocolate. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - deep chestnut with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of malts and earth. Taste of malts, earth and a hint of pine. Soapy body.
ManVsBeer (6846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Waggon Inn, Milnrow. Reddish-brown with a a thick creamy head. Has an earthy sweetness in both aroma and taste. Has a fair bitterness.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, berries. Medium body, flavour of sweet berries, light nuts and malt.
mike_77 (4562) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown colour. Aroma is fruity with some malts and wood. Flavour has some sweetness and a hint of glace cherry. A bit thin and watery.
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask inns of court wakefield. Good white head and lacing.great dark ruby colour. Aroma is weak malts. Taste is malty with a lingering bitter finnish not great. Thin body.
kwik-lime (1575) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Bar Malden in New Malden. Nicely balanced and drinkable but fairly boring session bitter.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pops MacDrunkeasy’s birthday crawl, The Larry, Nuneaton, 06/12/13. Pale chestnut capped with white. Weak aniseed, digestives and Allsorts aroma. Good well conditioned BSBB (bog standard brown bitter) streaked with aniseed and chlorine. Some wood and toffee in the mix. Bitter linger; some bread and nuts. Rancid buttery nuts. Droplets of poison and sulphur. Not bad for Jenningstons.