bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch Hatch End. Chestnut brown wth a loose beigh head. Toffee malt and caramel with a dry finish. Good exomle of a North West style.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Bloody JDW. Yet another seemingly decent beer served badly. Chestnut coloured with a short lived bubbly beige head. Caramel and cooking apples with a far too bready base. Swift finish helps it not at all. Well done ’Sporks.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vibrant golden accented golden-brown. Thin head. Dark fruits on the nose with some dark sugars as well. Nothing too specific. Very light - not much character - so thin - just some vague sugars and fruits. One of the milder milds that I’ve come across. A little bit of acidity at the back lends balance.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pint at wetherspoons Newcastle. Mild sweet ale, with floral and honey flavours, malty and oaty, then a finish with some sour cherries. Nice.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ Bow Bar. Black-brown with mahogany tint. Nice cola nut aroma with a hint of sasparilla. Smell is open, with a bright and light body. Is thin but fresh tasting with nutty carob and light chocolate. Really nice flavors don’t get to come out enough because the beer is too thin. But it’s still nice.
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask ... deep brown ... loose creamy tan head ... sweet toffee treacle ... caramalised toffee ... little brown suger ... dark fruits ...
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Handpump at the Benjamin Huntsman JDW, Sheffield 14/11/2009
Chocolaty aroma. Small beige head. Black smooth on the palate and fruity with a crisp dry liquorice and chocolate finish.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the alfread herring. Alround rating: Sweet roasty malt, fairly fruity with some blackberry notes, nicely balanced and easy drinking.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear dark brown beer. Light and slighly dry palate. Low carbonation. Sweet malt with a strong streak of fresh apple which carries through to the semi dry finish. Way too green.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in December 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a thick creamy white head. Fantastic strong aroma of vanilla pod, coffee beans, roast malt and chocolate truffle. Thick creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with bitter chocolate, syrupy figs, molasses and mocha coffee. Slight prickle of hops but this soon vanishes. Malt returns in the smooth finish to give a dry liquorice and sweet figs full in the mouth. One of my favourites from the portfolio and an excellent session mild for its strength. Highly recommended.