DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Didn’t look massively exciting, so expectations were lowered. They shouldn’t have been and I shouldn’t make assumptions. This was hoppy, smooth like a whisky chaser and super easy to swig. A nice solid bit of Bitter.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the East Lancashire Railway, Bury 11/02/2006
Big fruit aroma. Amber coloured and very fruity with a bubble gum flavour. A hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter hop finish.
bobinlondon (1243) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask at Lloyds no 1 (JDW) Watford. Good condition, very fresh, amber with off-white head. Hops dominate over malts with plenty of fruit. Good easy drinking best bitter.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Amber colour with lasting beige head. Beer condition at this pub certainly has improved. Earthy muddy aroma. OK in mouth. Decent mid rich fruit flavour. Moderate rich bitter. Rounded earthy hop finish. Decent flavour for a best bitter. Touch of nettle to the hop too. Drinkable.
Fin (6680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at FFTMC, Oxford 24-05-08 Good amber colour with great clarity and a small white bubbly head. Initially some sweet marmalade but then a punchy fruitiness and some lingering honey flavours, a touch sweet but very nice, bitterness at end, very tasty.
Rune (6965) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half, cask handpulled at one of the better Wetherspoon’s I have been to; The Gatehouse Highgate, northern part of London. Sat down at the pub for a couple of well-kept half pints after having paid tribute to Karl Marx at the Highgate Cementery.
Clear amber-brown body with a lacing head and a filmy layer. Moderate fruit-floral nose followed by a round and well hopped taste with sappy fruits and bittersweet endnotes. Medium palate. Served at the right drinking temperature (30.04.2008).
SilkTork (5022) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
JDW, Rochester. Not good. Sugary. Tastes like a home brew made from kit and added sugar. Way too sugary. Few hops. Drinkable, but a disaster coming from a commercial brewery.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump), Scarborough Hotel, Leeds. Deep copper colour. A quite dark and fruity bitter - some sharp berry fruit and sour cherry is evident. Plenty of spicy hops give rise to a quite bitter finish but some juicy fruit lingers too. Overall feel is a little sweet and sour. A nice drop.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackfriers. Aroma is fruity, a bit nutty, yeasty character, grassy hop balancing, biscuity as it warms. Taste is similar, slightly grainy with the fruit.
imdownthepub (9213) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack (Ricks), Banbury. Chestnut brown with white head. Lovely supping beer on a friday night session, for a dark beer this is very hoppy, bittersweet and nicely refreshing. Fruity, tangy with a touch of plum, a very decent beer indeed.