john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Mar 2013 - Amber/Copper in colour. Malty; biscuity malts and caramel. Fruity; lemon and orange citrus. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Malty fruity with a mild hop bitterness. OK. Drinkable.
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. Svak aroma. Litt frukt. Smaken er som et søtt sukkertøy med antydning til flatbrød i ettersmaken.
Martin243 (757) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Clear dark gold with a dense white head. Barely discernible aroma. Slightly fruity with some demerara sugar sweetness, balanced by hop bitterness, but ultimately dull. The promised flavours are quite muted, as if they’re afraid of giving offence.
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Metropolitan Bar(W’Spoons), Baker Street, London. An amber/brown coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Malty, fruity aroma. Tastes of caramel, malty, fruity, spice, almost peppery. Quite an interesting brew this one.
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 12 Feb 2013.
Mahogany body, bright and clean looking with a deep creamy head: the head was both creamy in texture as well as colour. The head left some good, thick lacing as the beer level fell away.
The smell and taste were of roasted malts. Brown bread and home-made biscuity sort of aroma really.
Dry and almost unsweetened feel to the flavours and mouthfeel. Mild bitterness towards the end but otherwise a weird mixed fruit/malt combination that didn’t really excite me.
Rune (7956) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint shared with Finn, hand pulled cask at The National Winter Ales Festival. A golden-brown body to a bright, naked surface. Aroma of bread-like malts, semi-sweet. Spiced fruity taste joined by brown sugar. Bittersweet malty finish, long-lived. Likable (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
wimpyjoe (3715) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cold served clear golden ale. Full bodied with small head. Has a very mild pale aroma and character in its taste but also malty. Mainly a bitterness for flavour.
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, some lacing, bit watery, bland, floral hop
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey aroma, bright - nice and uplifting. Gold, small head. Straw-ey hop taste. Quite dry. Pretty good. Slightly dusty hop finish. Not fancy, but nice.
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW. Lovely deep amber bitter with a small head that leaves plenty of lacing. Smooth toffee, a hint of fruit and a traces of spices. Enjoyable.