cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at brewpub... Soft biscuit malts nose... Light herbal fruits... Biscuit malts... Long herbal bitter linger
Towey1989 (729) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Cock Inn, Leek (Joules) A deep golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, biscuit and slightly nutty. Taste again of grain, caramel, some orange and biscuit. Light bodied and flat carbonation. A light caramel, floral finish. Had better session pale ales than this, very average.
imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Cock Inn, Leek, Staffs. Amber with white head. This proved to be a soft, malty beer which gradually moves to light bitterness and a vague dryness. Some caramel perhaps. Lacks character but ok.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Cross Keys, Chester on 8 Dec 2012. Poured a clear light amber colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of caramel, sponge cake and some light grassy hop. Fruity hop flavours, with some biscuity malt and straw. Finish was residual flowery hop, orange and hay.
niquillis (1846) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at The Glebe, Stoke. Pours golden with white head. Itís got a traditional English pale taste but is rather uninspiring. Some flavour threatens to fight itís way out toward the end of the pint but disappoints. Jouleís do better beers than this.
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Crosse Keys, Chester  [From memory as notes lost]
Amber, clear, thin dense white head
Aroma of slight caramel, little on the nose
Taste of soft caramel, hint of biscuit, slight bitter hop, a bit bland
Palate - Fairly light body, light bitter, light sweet. Finish as main flavour, clean finish.
Overall - This was a disappointment considering itís history as a great ale in the past. I tried a second half to re-rate and came to the same conclusion. Itís made for clean, easy drinking, but comes across as rather bland....if I see this again iíll re-rate with a full pint
SarkyNorthener (3083) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@coopers tavern, burton. Golden amber with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, caramel and mild bittering hops. This is not outstanding but solid in all areas, a very enjoyable session ale.
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Dolphin, Shrewsbury. Pours golden amber with cool citrus and some noticeable caramel malts. Ok, but really need another on a clean palette for a proper rating.
Avantis90 (9) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber colour with great lacing from the cask; no head from the keg. Very nice ale, you can taste the malt coming through in the unusual Pale Ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjsint (1464) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Glebe, Stoke. Syrupy gold with massive white head. Doesnít quite clear. Aroma a bit weak for me, and slightly sulphurous. Taste is and sweet. Bitter/sour edges diminish slightly but do not overtake the sweetness in the finish. A good pint and a taste of history.