worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid red with a thin tan head. Light Walnut blackberry and roast smell. Medium light body. Creamy. Delicious berry chocolate, dark and juicy malt with a delicious roast aftertaste. It is truly delicious. Goes down easy.
cgarvieuk (15586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at standing order ... dark brown ... nice tan head ... soft sweet toffee fruit ... big berry nose ... very run of mill but im really liking this ... dark malts ... quite sweet roast fruits ... juicy malts ...
Leighton (12615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours red-brown with a creamy, beige head. Light roast aroma with hints of wood. Sweet flavor, mild roasted malts, subtle milk chocolate, some fine bread. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Mild roasty finish, lightly toasted sugar, faint leafy bitterness, a bit of bread. Very easy-drinking beer.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Leicesyer Square Spoons. Very deep brown ruby colour with lasring thick cream head. Its a brown ale as far as I can tell. Lotz of rich slightly dry malt. Aroma of cake and malt tastes of cake and malt. Very decent condition and very drinkable. Decent beer. Lightish in abv but full of flavour and condition. Likeable
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
JDW in Manchester, part of the beer festival they’d got on. Lovely beer, dark red/brown with a good beige head. Nose of coffee, dark fruits. Flavour of roast, slight coffee. Low carbonation, very easy drinking ale.
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at The Tickenham Inn (JDW) Ickenham. Dark brown with a creamy unsparkled off white head., Lovely soft sweet malts but complemented by fresh clean fruity hops. Very drinkable.
Scopey (7869) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the George, Croydon. It pours very dark brown, with a decent beige head. The nose is chocolate, caramel, treacle and smoke. The taste is chocolate, caramel, wood, leather, dark dried fruit, blueberry, warming spice and coffee, with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and decent balance. Smooth and easy drinking.
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Dark brown with a cream head. Smooth, sweet and comforting, with a restrained roastiness, chocolate and caramel throughout. Very mellow, one to slowly melt into and relax.
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Crystal Palace, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Deep bordeaux red colour, beige head. Nose is light roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, light coffee, fruits. Thin bodied. Shame, lots of potential here.
berkshirejohn (4816) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cornfield Garage (JDW), Eastbourne. Deep tawny brown with a loose beige head; straightforward malty aroma; smooth with a malty flavour but lighter than the traditional "heavy"; the finish is dry with toasty malts. A satisfying malty pint.