Grumbo (1518) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the 30th Chappel Beer Festival. Pours a clear chestnut brown colour with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, roasting, and fruity hops. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Quite light body and thinnish texture, soft carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Other than being a bit thin this was decent.
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Star and Garter, Wigston. Chestnut with a firm cream foam. Dark toffee with nutty weetabix malts. Hedgerow berries with hints of herbal liquorice. Some woody character. Hints of lemon. Dry finish. Pretty good.
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thin head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is grain and lemon.
The taste is lemon bitter, mildly tart and malty.
The texture is soft.
Mjp12 (1423) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A malt heavy , sweet British bitter. A light Hop bitterness on the finish, with low levels of carbonation.
batneil (619) - - MAR 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut coloured beer with good head. Initial impression is fruitiness. Could taste blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Also had a tiny hint of liquorice. Quite flat tasting, but that it’s the style of beer. Tasty. (K)
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Fuller’s - London. Pours clear copper-gold with a creamy white head. The nose has ripe berries and simple bready malts. Light to medium sweet flavorbwith slight leafy bitterness, more berries, bread, light toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with further bready malts, slight toffee, twig, berries. Tasty, simple sessioner.
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear, 11/12/15.
Rich copper amber with a well appointed beige head.
Nose is fruit esters, toffee, light spice, dates, figgy jam.
Taste comprises bitter fruit rinds, orange marmalade, biscuit malt, sweet tones, brown bread, hint of tobacco.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter edge.
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half pint at Fullers Spreadeagle, Croydon. Clear dark brown coloured body. Bare naked surface. Smell of mild dark malts and leafy hops. Caramel flavours with developing taste of leafy hops. Malty bitterness to the finish. Thin to medium bodied. Food friendly (27.11.2015).
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra cask på Spreadeagle Croydon 27 Nov 15. Mørkebrun med et svakt rødskjær. 0 skum. Forsiktig plommearoma. Smaken forsiktig karamellisk. Lettere tørr avslutning.
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mid-amber with a gentle malty aroma. Flavour is largely of autumn fruits. Okay but on this tasting not outstanding. A little on the flat side which may have been either the pub or the brewery at fault.