bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Wethersponns Manchester. Golden color. Nutty vinous flavor with tangerine and earthy and flowery hops. Earthy hops and chloride in the aftertaste. Indifferent aroma. Not a prize winner, though initially a decent beer.
TEJA (1741) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at OT. Lasting foam. Light pale color. Much fruitin the aroma with some oak. Good hop taaste with some caramell malt also peresent. Not to bitter.
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Manchester & County, JDW. Manchester M1. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma. Fruity malty slightly bitter hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with some hints of hops in the aftertaste.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unsuspecting excellent ale with sweet but full flavor and a wonderful mouthfeel. This is a great ale I look forward to trying again.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Cask Conditioned at Doric Arch, London</i>
Hazy amber color. Breadish malt aroma. The aroma is not impressive, but it has a far better flavor (between a 7 and an 8), with good malt, light fruitness, strong bitterness. The final (long and boldly bitter) is lightly metallic. Very good.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hadpulled cask at JDW Watford. Amber/orange with a white head. Good robust fruity best bitter, not particularly northern in characture.
yespr (35937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at Guildford Arms. Pours dark and slight cloudy deep orange with a small white head. Mild malty fruity aroma. Flavour has mild smoke note on the back of the nose to a slight breadish malt flavour. Ends medium flat and malty. Has a mild smoke note of the back of the nose.
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 apple and banana on the nose with a creamy citrus and honey flavour. full of hints of raisins and fruit with a dry bitter finish. I was a bit nervous rating this as was one of the first real ales i ever had. Yep its still as good as always.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at 5.1% (apparently through a sparkler) at The Four Candles in Oxford, 2-10-08. Plain copper with dense cream head. Vague soft chalk aroma, little stingy pinch of farmy hops. Sweet, simple malt flavor, with the rumor that a hop cone or two had fleeting contact with it at some point in the process. Not bad. Just...meh. The sort of beer dull enough that the slightest distraction (an 80 year old at the next table filling in a crossword puzzle) and you would forget about drinking it at all. An elevator music of beer.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Griffin Inn, Shustoke. Think this was actually listed at 5.5%? It certainly drank at that strength. Deep gold with milky lace. Slick and curranty with loads of wood and subtle peaty malt richness. Delicate vine fruit and marzipan. Not to my personal taste, but pretty well done.