berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, gravity dispense, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Reddish copper with no head; fruity aroma; acidic sour fruit flavour; with a tart finish. Unpleasant.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW) Monument. Copper/red with a thin beige head. Toffee malts and a little caramel giving way to some late prickly hops in a dry pleasing finish.
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at standing order JDW ...coppper ... thin white head ... spicy frity hoppy nose... that red malt taste ... i wanna know what it is ... juicy and fruity ...
Bullit (4219) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Dark copper colour, off-white head. Aroma of bready malts, some hops. Flavour of caramel malts, hint of hops. Slightly bitter and dry. Average.
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 11/04/10. Dark amber in colour with an off-white head. Bready malts, a touch of sweetness, and brooding, lengthy bitter finish. Not my kind of beer.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, November 2009. Copper colour. Initially rather sweet. Somewhat sweaty, moist malt aroma. Good from tangy hops come through on the palate eventually, leading in to a lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste. Ends up pretty decent but a shame the hops didn’t show up a bit sooner.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in the rake. Alround rating: Lightly tart and sulphurous, earthy, over carbonated, marmalade and ever some strawberry jam, im guessing this was past its best but the tartness made it fairly drinkable.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber brown with a small off white head. Dusty sweet malt aroma. Earth and old sack maltiness in the taste. Sharp bitterness. Atmospheric and enjoyable beer.
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at Fox & Anchor, London. Served a little warm perhaps, but a decent best bitter/red ale. Full red berry fruit, slight strawberry jam edge. It’s an odd bitter, some good fruit. Some yeast character. Deep gold/copper colour. Almost a bit of fruit syrupy malt, but it never gets there. I quite like it, but it never quite resolves itself. Fine.
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Brown with white head. Smooth but slightly dull bitter, malt lead with some toasted bread notes, but little else to carry it. Really not very much left to say about it.