sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - Dartford WMC. Pours dark yellow with a small white head. Quite thick and oily in the glass. Orange peel, piney hops and lemon on the nose. Strong grapefruit flavours, backed by resiny, lemon hops a rich caramel note and biscuity malts, also with a hint of its alcohol content. Smooth palate texture, low carbonation gives quite a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel despite the ABV with a final lingering bitterness.
evergreen0199 (1642) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2009. Golden coloured pour with a small head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Malty, hoppy, fruity taste. Oakham leads the way in the UK.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask real ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF 2010. Mild nose. Slightly hazy pale golden colour. No head. Thin taste with some fusel. Mild hoppiness. At the end hoppy bitterness. Some sour fruits in the taste. Warming alcohol.
mR_fr0g (1391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Neutral aroma. Golden colour white head. Neutral aroma. Full body. Some caramel but the clean malt.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, ’08 Merton Summer Festival. Ultra pale gold, soapy white head. Bright flowery nose with blackberries. Caramel sweetness tangled up with dried flowers, hint of mineral oil. Very light body. Fresh and good, but doesn’t make all that much use of it’s strength. For the level of interest here, why not drink the 4% bitter it tastes like?
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@oe13. Yellow hazy. Estery nose. Some ripe banana, some yeast. Full bdied, slight oily. Doesn’t really feel that boozy, but does feel like getting it boozy was more important than flavour here. Like kilju with some finesse.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
dynamiteninja (1289) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Thin white head, clear gold body. Hops, decent malt,alcohol. Sweet, with bitter notes. Dry finish, warming.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at EABF 10.Amber with a small head,fruity floral and hoppy aroma,taste of fruit and alcohol,dry finish.
bobinlondon (1241) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpulled cask at the New Crown (JDW) Southgate. Gold with a White head. Superbly balanced barley wine/strong ale. Juicey malt characture peppered with plenty of citrus fruity hops which dominate in the finish. Another winner from Oakham.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (hand pulled) at the Babington Arms, Derby. This was 7.5% ABV on the occasion I tried it. Innocent gold body, disguised alcohol, touch of the Lockets cough drops to it. Quite yummy.