Tom303 (98) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark classic bitter brown, aroma of chocolate and sweet malt, taste to follow with bit fruit, nut and slight dry bitter finish very tasty and nicely balanced beer
sound67 (520) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Mordue, North Shields, England; Beer: Workie Ticket (cask, at The Plough, Alnwick; Style: Bitter; ALC.VOL.: 4.5%; Colour: Dark copper, small beige head; Nose: Faint malts, red berries; Texture: Medium body, quite watery, minimal carbonation; Taste: Red berries, dark chocolate, wee roasted malts, some floral notes. Middle is still a bit chocolaty, with smoked(!) malts, caramel. Finish: A bit of licorice, still wee smoky, minimal hops. Still dry though. Lasting bitter aftertaste of chocolate malts; Impressions: Interesting dark ale with an individual flavour, especially the smoky malts. Not bad at all!
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Broze, lively on opening.Slightly bitter with some nuttiness. This was CAMRA’s overall champion beer of 1997 which shows how tastes have moved on. Probably a good cask beer but below average in bottle form.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, nuts and malts. Nice tasty and fruity bitter.
mjs (5375) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20150417) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, biscuits, molasses and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, biscuits, nuts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had toasted dark bread and bitter. A very pleasant and nicely complex brew.
Towey1989 (730) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a froathy off white head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts, nuts, berry fruitiness and some spices. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, berry fruits and spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bitter roasted finish. A nicely balanced beer.
allmyvinyl (6648) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Sweet malty aromas, nuts and light spice. Taste is more of the same, faint bitterness at the back. Medium body, creamy texture, clean finish. Solid bitter.
blackisle (1228) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog: cask @pub in Newcastle 2009. Deep chestnut color, small creamy head; sweet malty nose, caramel, nuts; sweetbitter taste, toffee notes; medium-bodied; tasty and nice bitter.
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate biscuits and berries. Similarly fine taste. Well balanced.
Holmen1 (3658) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 flaske innkjøpt av skibsreder Ovesen og delt med ham på Holmens aktivitetsdag: højt skum som varer til bunns. Nydelig ravfarge og floral aroma. Lett bitterhet i smak og fruktig ettersmak. Meget lettdrikkelig og en utmerket pøsebitter på pub, men hvorfor den ble kåret til Champion beer of Britain i 1999 skjønner jeg ikke helt, synes at den er litt i enkleste laget. Kanskje det er derfor den glir så ubesværet over ganen.