hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity at The Pig ’n’ Falcon, Cambridgeshire. Dark brown. Leafy hop aroma. Grapefruity taste with a curious hint of match head. Mid bitter finish. Not particularly kaleidoscopic, but quite quirky and enjoyable.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Tap, peterborough. Deep ruby haloed with white. Sweaty alpha nose dusted with coffee and signature grapefruit hoppage. Lingering husky bitterness mingling with subtle coffee, choc and faint dankness splashes. Splinter of rummy cask wood, quite aggresive hop punchiness again, hint of strawberry. Soapy grower balanced out nicely with chocolate and nuts, and a more complex malt profile than is typical from Oakham.
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
More an Old Ale than an ESB. Dark brown, thin head. Mellow dark malts and fruits in the aroma, but with a reasonable hoppy bent too. Taste matches that, full bodied, woody and fruity. Yet another classic from Oakham.
leaparsons (8857) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 06. Dark brown with big bubbles. Aromas are very herbal with sweet spices, ginger and aniseed. Flavours are herbal and spicy with lots of bitterness following. Quite floral and earth in its hopping. Root vegetables and tea notes are also present. Dry and bitter on the finish. Pretty good.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Stillage at the Formby Hall, Atherton 30/01/2003
Copper mid brown coloured with a hint of ginger. Slightly dry finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 10/02/2004
Mid brown coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Citrus aroma. Bitter lasting dry malt finish.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Copper coloured, with a loosely frothed head. Nice deep, boiled hop aroma, which carries through into the taste. A rich flavour, mouth-filling and lengthy. Crisp hops, wrapped in soft veg and sweetness. A hard edge too with a deal of bitterness. Boring to say, but it’s another excellent beer from Oakham.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Angleterre, Helsinki Finland Backlog 1 April, 2005
Mahogany colour. Chocolate and dark fruits in aroma as well as taste. Reliable bitter aftertaste.
imdownthepub (11396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambs. Brown Amber beer with solid had. Perfumey aroma with light sweet hop and deep malty body, succulent and easy drinking. Rich fruity finish.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned & straight from the barrel (gravity) at The Dolphin (beer fest) in Derby on 23/02/04.
Dark amber brown colour.
Quite fruity & malty, dry-ish. A bit of a fizz to it.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) at Olde Dolphin (Derby)Heavyweight Beer Festival 2005. Deep reddish-brown, dry hopped aroma and strong hop tingle in the mouth, wash of dark fruits and malt in the finish.