ladnewton (1650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Golden Lion, Rochford, Essex on 21st December 2012. Deep copper with off-white head and lacing bands. Pungent aroma with spices and berry fruits. Citric hoppiness in-mouth, with spices and smokiness. Tangy somewhat smoky and fruity finish, and a zingy mouthfeel.
evergreen0199 (2511) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A mahogany coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, bitter and dry. Hard work to be honest.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock.
Dark amber with a thin white head. Nicely balanced malt and hops aroma with a little coffee. Flavour is more of the same. The finish is a little harsh but settles on some really pleasant fruit and coffee notes.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark gold, off-white head. Warm grapefruit aroma, coppery marmalade with a pinch of cinnamon spice. Perfectly poised citrusy bitterness and light caramel sweetness. Definitely a sweet beer, but not the slightest bit sticky. A sparkling liveliness to this beer, every drop full of flavor. Deep, rich, hoppy-satisfaction.
Fin (8530) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford 20-12-07 Chestnut in colour, fierce fruity bite to this beer, malts are present but pushed aside by the crisp bitter fruity bite, lovely!
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham 12/12/2006
Fruit aroma. Copper mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly bitter dry malt finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Alex Derby. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a beige head. The aroma is fruity and malty with raisins and a little Christmas cake. The taste is more of the same and itís quite decent if a little understated.