jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
darkish copper color that was balanced well so that both malt and hops could be tasted. aroma was not real stong, but I dark it after sampling a barley wine. I quite liked it though. pretty decent ale. resembles a bitter more than an english strong.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint on gravity at The Ipswich Beer Festival. Amber-brown in colour. Low foamy layer. Complex brew with well balanced juicy and dried fruit. Moderate bitter finish. Almost full bodied. Extra score for the name (21.09.2006).
Svesse (5196) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Colour is amber, with a dense off-white head, staying for quite a while. Nose is fruity and sweet (almost honey scented) with apricots, oranges and mandarin. Hints of sewage as well. Taste is fruity with grapefruit and caramel, rather sweet. Ends with a long bitter finish, filled with dusty, flowery hops. Malty, full body. Surprisingly sweet, but I can’t resist the lovely hoppy finish. Refreshing.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Feb, 2006Dover Fest, 2006 Nice, easy drinking well balanced strong bitter. Clean and refreshing. [3.4]
Nov, 2010 JDW Autumn Fest 2010. Smooth body - full of soft ripeness. Robust and delicious. I enjoy a good ale. [3.8]
July, 2011 JDW, Rochester. Pale yellow. Easy drinking. Laid back sherbet lemon flavour with some dusty flower pollen bitterness. OK stuff - not sure why it’s 5.1% as the body and mouthfeel are quite light. [3.0]
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Sweetish malts balanced with some nice earthy hops. Simple, easy drinking biscuity bitter.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival 2006. Golden colour. Paler than I expected. Quite fruity, with plenty of dusty hops and just a touch caramel accented malt. Very clean and fresh, with some body. All in quite good balance. No doubt this is a well made beer but it didn’t leave that much of an impression on me. Perhaps just too middle of the road in all departments.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 30/03/2001
Plenty of fruit flavour and also a hint of chocolate.
2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002
Ambr golden coloured and sweet on the palate. Slightly bitter finish.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity Dover BF 06. Copper with thin head. Nice fruit, very drinkable. Good premium bitter. Could drink a lot of this. Good balance, well made beer (as SilkTork wouldn’t say)
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at The Cock & Bottle, Skipton, Yorks. Deep orange amber beer with big bubbly head. Big smoothy of a beer, tight sparkler and swan neck dispense bashed it into a creamy malt beer with little bitterness. I asked for removal of the sparkler and got an "eeh oop cant be doin that" tsk Northerners!
theboyollie (5) - St Mellons, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I urge you all to go and sit in the Pendle Witch pub in Atherton (sandwiched between Wigan and Bolton) owned by Moorhouses. Sup away with your eyes shut and you could be forgiven for thinking you were actually in heaven. I recommend you go to this pub for their beer bash (which is held over the same weekend as the CAMRA Bent and Bongs Beer Bash held in Athertons Formby Hall which starts on the last Thursday of January). Enjoy!