DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/05/2001
Very malty flavoured. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
2. Cask Handpump at Doctor Duncans, Liverpool 25/06/2001
Amber coloured and pale. Malty yeasty finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Vernon Arms, Liverpool 13/06/2002
Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Rich on the palate. Slightly dry full malt finish.
imdownthepub (11378) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned at The White Lion, Banbury. Light copper with thin head. A bit of a mess though some fruity malt notes appear through the oversqueezed aerated body, not much hop though. There is a plastic note with a boiled sprout finish.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops aplenty in this ale, with a taste that lingers long after the last drop has been drunk.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Orange-tinged copper; rich aroma of earth, candied fruits, toffee. Odd flavour profile has the same elements of the aroma, which totally clash with one another, and then a huge wave of diacetyl crashes over your tongue like a runaway train...and you know what that makes it - a trainwreck.
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first pint since arriving in the scarily green land of my thieving ancestors. After the initial shock of getting warm beer subsided, i liked this one. Fruity, as with the varsity peaches, along with passionfruit and dried pears. good crystal malt body, with a fairly crisp bitter finish. nice copper colour - average it may be but i like it.
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Suspicious aroma--vinegary--but at least it is better tasting, with fruity notes and a citric bite (at times perhaps slighty sour). Average color and appearance. (on tap at Isis Tavern, Iffley/Oxford)