BeerViking (2563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Kew Gardens Hotel, deep brown, slight vegetal nose with caramel hints, palate is caramel with earthy hops, a nuttiness and an almost acrid bitter edge.
jjsint (828) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 Cask @ Bedford Arms, Bedford. Copper/tan with a fair bit of head. Faint aroma of honey and citrus with a trace of undefinable grain. Taste is sour/bitter with an astringent bitter aftertaste. Passable but not all that exciting.
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pot Kiln, 1st November 13. Below average golden ale. Ok for a quick half
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s a deep amber color with a small head. The nose is standard caramel, light twig, some hints of red berry. The taste is much the same. Bubblegum sweetness, strong caramel, a bit of toasted tobacco leaf. Dry finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, a really boring beer. There’s no margin for error with bitters. This misses the mark!
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask from The White Horse, Chelmsford. Amber beer, medium head, quite smooth. Enjoyable.
jamesie1857 (1423) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Mr Grundy’s Derby - Now under the tag "Growler Augustinian" - Copper coloured body with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy notes. Fruity malty caramel flavour with a hoppy undertone. Has a sweetish malty and fruity caramel finish. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria - 24/12/12.
Clear mid amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is light malt, biscuit, fruits.
Taste comprsies malt, caramel, a little biscuit, fruits.
Medium bodied, smooth on the palate some bitterness in the finish.
cgarvieuk (14676) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at bow ... copper ... soft toffee ... thin off white head ... dull toffee malts nose.... soft fruit ... again... soft toffee ...blah
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2005. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Short spicy notes in the nose and a thin resiny texture to the mouthfeel. Poor lacing. Pale malts give a shortbread base with tart redcurrant fruit. Spicy hop resins give a strong herbal flavour to the long aftertaste. Finish is dry and woody with rich vinous notes. A decent session bitter.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - floral hops
A - golden with thin head
T - light flavoured...mostly just floral bitter
P - mid and oily
O - ehhh...