prawlie (1135) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Amber, flat and with a fair bubbly head. Light hop aroma. Ok, inoffensive but dull.
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a scummy white head; citrusy aroma; bready taste with some citrus; and a clean doughy finish. I thought this was better than recent reviews would suggest, but still not a great beer.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
25th October 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. Semi dry palate. Mild carbonation. Mild malt. Tangy orange hops. Ruined by a fair bit of soap and sulphur. Semi dry finish with a soapy aftertaste. A wrong-un.
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. I didnít think this was a good beer, but attributed the poor quality to poor condition - interesting to see that there appears to be a clear trend in terms of low ratings, suggesting that itís a more fundamental issue than cask condition. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Pretty rubbish overall. Pale malts, some ash, minerals, faint dough. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more dry minerals, some white bread, lingering stones. Pretty dire, this one.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon & Sixpence (JDW ) Hatch End. Boy! I wish Iíd read the previous reviews before I ordered this. This is a real stinker! Avoid - it really is that bad!
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Amber with a firm off white foam. Aromas are cardboard and biscuit with some leafy and peppery notes. Flavours are nasty bitterness with cardboard and prickly hops. Some detergent with trace earthy apple and dusty yeast. One of the worst real ales Iíve had.
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask Last Post. Just where JDW get their tasting notes for this from is beyond me. Initial reaction was they had screwed up in the cellar and this was something else buy previous reviews confirmed this is just a rank ale. Thatís it.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask@JDW. Hazy gold colour medium foamy head. No aroma. Taste is of bittering hops a little lemon. Not a good beer.
Onenil (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cask at JDW. Watery and thin, leaving an unpleasant aftertaste, reminiscent of the milky liquid inside a dandelion stem (I learnt the hard way that this wasn't a nice taste as a child), is the best way to describe this beer. Shocking!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin
Light amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma - manure, hay, rubber, very poor
Taste - damp hay, manure, fag ash, smoky, awful
Palate - thinnish body. Finish - very dry, bitter, odd smoky, metallic, lingering cigarettes
Overall - Dreadful - the description on JDWís website must be for another beer