scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest @ local Weatherspoons. Fine looking beer, gentle red/brown colour, and a tight white head. Not a lot on the nose but a well balanced palate, rounded malty flavours and good hop character too, very nice. Used to drink a a lot of this in my youth, but went off it, will try a few more pints to make sure itís back to itís old form.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, the cockney pub, Aarhus. Amber colour, nice head. Apples, apples, apples and a touch of sulphur. Light bodied. Easy drinking though Iím no huge fan of this beer (neither cask nor bottle).
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Aug, 2003 Cask, Whoíd A Thought It. Sulphur, apples, cider and cowshit aroma - quite strong. Becomes more attractive the more you sniff it. Compelling and beguiling and complex and fascinating. The flavour is very dry - the yeast have been very active. Thereís some apple in the flavour. The whole thing tastes slightly off. Thereís little in the way of hops or fullness of body. The more you become attuned to it the more you like it. [3.0]
March, 2007 JDW, Rochester. Surprising how often you can have a beer, and yet not do a report. Pedigree is everywhere - itís a common place beer, so I always imagine that Iíve written down some notes recently. Surprised that itís been four years! This is a lovely pint. Smooth and fruity with a late lingering dusty hoppiness. Deservedly popular - undeservedly neglected. [3.3]
Sept, 2008 JDW, Rochester Good balance, managing to be both dry and swet. Thereís nothing really remarkable about this beer, though thereís enough here to prevent it being considered a poor beer. Itís drinkable with a pleasant mouthfeel - firm, clean, fresh, natural - with little corners of flavour. Nothing strong, definate or interesting, but flavours just hovering on the edge - orange, brown sugar, tinned apricot juice, tomato skin... [3.0]
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught from a cask at Lucky Baldwinís in Pasadena, CA. Amber color with large head. It is slightly sweet and extremely smooth. It has the low carbonation on the palate you would expect from a cask. This is a great bitter.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A reasonable example of the style, though I disagree with the ESB distinction. Had this on hand draw and that would be the only way this would be tasty.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2004 Cask @ The Museum Tavern and Bottled multiple times. Cloudy yellow/amber color. Yeasty, toffee smell. Medium body.Nice carbonation with vanilla taste and a nice balanced bitterness. Multiple tastings. A very good session ale.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Amber color, medium malty fruity aroma, and dry taste, medium body, bitter dry finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Cask @ The Victoria, Oxford, UK Backlog 14 Aug 2004
Not as sulfury as it used to be in the good old days. However , this time I found a very pleasant woodsy (oak?) character. It used to be one of my favourite beers but, alas, no more. Still a nice beer when in top condition 7/5/7/4/14 3.7.
RERATE: Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Lovely sulphury aroma, just as it should be. Reflected in taste as well. Nice malt n hops mix with great flowery aftertaste. Only complaint is that itís slightly green, but thatís nitpicking. They say this beer doesnít travel well. This cask did obviously.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On hand pump, Oddfellows Arms in Kegworth, Derbyshire - Light aroma, fruity and mild, fresh. Light copper clear with little head. Light-medium watery body with smooth carbonation. Starts mild, with low acidity and no bitterness. Finishes smooth, with light sweetness and mild bitterness. Very drinkable.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Re-rate: whatís happened? Itís all gone a bit bland. In a good Marstonís pub itís still a decent average bitter but it seems to have had the edges knocked off. Recipe creep over the last few years?
Original rating 4.1; Cask. When itís well kept, itís one of the best. Opaque orange body, feather light head, very smooth taste that hints at young fruit and old wood without letting any taste oversaturate. This can be a real dog if not kept properly - the joy of living ten miles from Burton is being able to drink it at source!