RichardW (1657) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Cask, JDW, Carlisle. Dry, hoppy bitter. Some grainy malt flavour and a bit woody. Reddish-brown appearance, some fruit in the finish. Rerated May 1st 2013 in bottle. slight score increase, more biscuity and less woody, sweet caramel finish, decent session beer
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask in JDW newcastle ... amber ...light hazy creamyoff white head ... light dry toffee malts ... fruit front ... light dry woody malts ....
silversurfer (18) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nicely conditioned with light gold head. Dark bronze colour. Caramel and orange aroma with a dusty something maybe hay. Light palate and mild bitterness. Very easy to drink. but not a lot of body.
Bullit (4108) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is spicy, malty, cinnamon and cloves. Flavour is spicy and fruity, maybe also cinnamon? Caramel, lemonade. Interesting.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough An amber to deep brown coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A bready malty aroma which follows through into the mouth where there are also fruity flavours. Nice vinuous notes. Has nice sweet notes and is tasty.
imdownthepub (11146) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at The Holly Bush, Alcester, Warks. Dull amber with no head. Heavy caramel, toffee on the nose with a dry butterscotch flavour, maybe a little chocolate, but very unappealing in this condition.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 Cask gravity at Bedford BF ’09. Very attractive bright amber. Interesting aroma with raisins and faint cocoa malt. Odd malty taste which made me think of chewing Swan Vesta match heads when a child. As you do. Strange how tastes recur years later. Mid bitter finish. Peculiar beer. 7.10.10 Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW) Bedford. Slightly sour grapefruit aroma. taste is similar. Mid bitter finish. Ordinary. The wizard in the picture is going to be slightly disappointed when he necks this brew. Rating: 5,4,6,3,11:2.9
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy golden yellow, no head to speak of. Malty nose. Light-boided, slightly malty and fruity with some hoppy flavours. Citrusy hops in the finish.
downender (6722) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cornish beer festival, The Star, Bath 19/7/08. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits and some citrus hops. Flavour had some sweetness to start, with fruity malts and a long, complex aftertaste of oranges, crystallised fruit and comforting bitterness. Very good.
bhensonb (12048) - 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.