DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma gives me nutty malts, maybe a bit of floural hops. Taste is quite bitter, but with some caramel malts.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 31/01/2002
Mid brown coloured with a malty aroma. Bitter on the palate. Smooth hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Howcroft Inn, Bolton 15/10/2005
Amber coloured beer some hoppiness in the nose with slighty dry finish. Bitter hints. Poured lively.
3. On Tap at Messrs Maguire, Dublin 23/08/2008
Fruit and malt aromas. Large white head. Amber coloured smooth and a little rich on the palate with some bitterness and wheat flavour in a malt finish.
DanielBrown (4320) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Fest. Nice red beer (there were a lot on this evening). Rusty indeed - metallic, slightly nutty, but mostly just flaky malt, with hints of oven roasted tart. Quite good really.
Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 I do not find the thing about ale beers, english style, it is like drinking piss, bitter to the bone and they taste like a tea. BUt this is was better than some english tap beers. I liked and cheers to the waitress.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange colour with a thick creamy white head. Again, lots of fruitiness in this one but also some woodsy, resiny hop aroma. Flavour is also fruity, with some residual sweetness and the dry-hopping is noticed (and appreciated). Finish is much more bitter than I expected from the style, like the Irish Ale I had at the Porterhouse. Still very good.
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Brewpub: It looked good enough, as it poured a clear, copper-amber color. There was a tight, white, nitro head on it. There was a bit of an aroma of pine and grapefruit hops to the nose. Where did they go? They were not evident in the taste at all. In fact, there wasn't much taste evident at all. It had some sweetness, but was thin and bland. Boring!
larsniclas (6441) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beatiful beer to look at! Head like a polished floor.
A very soft palate, a bit sour and flavour from saffron.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on draugh at The Rover, Goteborg)
Amber color with a smooth off-white head. Aroma and flavor with notes of saffron.