kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask: Dark copper in colour. Mildly malty, earthy hops. Another boring bitter unfortunately.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Nose is raisins and malt. Slightly cloudy with a fluffy head. Mouthfeel is smooth with a balance of buttery malt and sharp yeast in the flavour. Steady bitter finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from Bon Accord. Amber with peststant off white head. Slightly vinous aroma, got that Burton sulphury thing going on in the background, with some fruity malt. Good body, with a lasting minerally finish. I’m not a huge fan of Marston’s, these days, but this was interesting stuff.
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
They’ve done this beer again this christmas, a warming alcohol percentage to be had on a cold day, certain to let you leave the pub with a rosey nose. Has a christmassy taste.
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leather Bottle, Cobham. The first beer of 2005. Chrissie and I like to have a long walk on the first day of the year. Starting and finishing at a decent pub. One of our favourite walks is from the charming Leather Bottle in Cobham, an old coaching inn popular with Charles Dickens. This beer was a pleasure to start the walk, and was something to look forward to at the end of the walk. It’s a winter warmer - a sort of weak barley wine. Warming, pleasant and slightly spicy. Yummy.