bhensonb (8997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 2008: Cask at the Market Porter. A little roasted malt for aroma. Dark amber brown color with a beige head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Starts with a great stone fruit flavor (like light, not dark), which turns into cardamom, wood, or some herb. So it finishes dry and decently bitter. But the flavor is mystifying.
2011: Bottle from a Costcutter in Penzance. Pours amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma of mildly roasted malt. Flavor is a bit malty with some citrus/fruit bitter. Pretty balance, finishing on the bitter side. There is something strange which suggests roasted marshmallow.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Battersea Beer Fest 2006. Ususal hoppy, citric and floral notes as you would expect but I detected some clear sweetness in it which no one else seems to have noted. For me it was all about the finish with this one. A tiny hint of sugar and alcohol that left me really satisfied. Not an amazing beer but it just finished really well.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask gravity at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. Deep copper/amber colour with disappearing head. US style hop aroma with grapefruit. Not a huge amount of malt. Citric finish. Bit of toffee, bit of smoke and overall a bit thin.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Bromsgrove 16/07/2005
Amber coloured slightly rich on the palate and fruity. Strong slightly dry malt finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Kingston Beer Festival, London. Quite a fruit bitter, with hints of melony tropical fruit and citrus. Some toffee maltyness in there aswell. Very nice easy drinking pint. Lightly sweet to start, but finishes relatively dry, tasty.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A notably hoppy bitter. Attractive deep bronze colour. Spicy, resinous hops in the aroma, almost reminds me of an APA. Flavour is fresh and citric with some malt. Finishes dry and crisp, but maybe falls away slightly. Still very appealing. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival, February 2005.