Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Handpump somewhere in England. Brownish with a thick creamy head. Malty and fruity aroma. Caramel, hoppy and fruity flavour. A bit to flat.
tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Woodsman, Burneston in June 1986. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong metallic taint in the short aroma. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives digestive biscuit base with tart fruit notes of woody redcurrant. Aggresive bitter hop resins and hard water salts add to the astringency building up in the aftertaste. Finish is harsh and metallic with a touch of malt. Would avoid this one.
cgarvieuk (12884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, Sheffield, Bedfordshire England S3 8GG... brown ... light sweet toffee nose ... dull malt ... light hop... soso
thewolf (10706) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Halequin, Sheffield.
Pours deep caramel amber with a nice, medium, creamy, white head. Sweet caramel aroma, light berries and a touch of roasted malts. Low carbonation, perhaps just a wee bit hin. Sweet flavour, lots of toasted caramel and soft roasted malts. Low flowery bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a Kilkenny a bit.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Dycetyl, toffee, green king like appley sweetness. No hop character. Poor.
Borresteijn (4334) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Cask. Clear amber colour. Aroma of sweet ryebread, caramel. Flavour is light toasted malts, caramel, bitter, rye. Bitter finish.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Harlequin Sheffield. Dark brown color. Caramel in the aroma. Caramel, grapes and a bit of earthy hops in the flavor. A vague fruity finish. Not too good.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Dark amber/red tinged pint. Taste malts, roasted nuts, burnt bitterness, a mild creamy bitter finish. Ok, a little dull.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ Harlequin, Sheffield, Bedfordshire England S3 8GG.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet amd moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (270708)
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle from Shropshire. Vintage 1990. 4% abv. Dark red/brown appearance. Very malty with some nutty sweetness. Very drinkable. Few hops - a dusty bitterness late in the finish. Surprisingly good.