Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Crystal Palace in Glasgow. Pours a nice, red - orange colour with a fair yellowish head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit, pineapple, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with mild bitterness. A little oily mouth-feel with a long pine, passion fruit and caramel linger. Mild carbonation. Very nice. My pick of the festival so far.
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Golden amber with a ring of off-white head; citrus aroma; rich fruity malt flavour with chewy, fruity, assertive, resinous, hops to finish. An excellent bitter.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at standing order ... soft sweet toffe... zezty orange hop nose ... fresh fruits ...c lean crisp .. orange and peach
bobinlondon (1259) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Amber/red with a lively off white head. Good fruity ferment able materials and zingy resinous hops. Very good.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this but always at the back of my mind was that something wasn’t quite right about it. Tasty though but strangely dissapointing
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruit plum smell. Dark caramel colourcolour. Medium body with vinigar feel. Spice, plum, and a nice hop feel. GoodGood mouh but a little thin. Juice and a nice bitter
markas101 (1976) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, The Sheaf Island (JDW). Fall ale festival. Rouge Hurd gold, mellow but potent spice aroma. Bright hop flavour, then transitions to a caramel pepper finish.
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The King’s Highway JDW, Inverness.
Appearance Amber with off white rich head...moderate lacing
Aroma Cereal malts.....rye
Taste Peppery hop...taste the rye....hay...biscuity malt...some toffee...fruity malts...bit unusual
Palate Finish quite malty with rye...flavoursome...smooth...medium body...good mouthfeel
Overall Like the understated rye. Good effort by Mordue - one of their best beers
wheresthepath (1733) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Very fruity up front (sweet stewed plums & apple?). Caramel and some herby hints followed through, including some rather pleasant hints of burnt caramel, like the scrapings from the bottom of the caramel pan. Restrained bitterness in the finish. Rather enjoyed this.
EdKing (2082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Metropolitan Bar. JDW Fest 2011. Colour is golden/light brown. Nose is hop citrous, lime and lemon sours. Taste is citrous with rye bread flavour. Black rye bread. Finish is mainly citrous bitterness.