fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, moderate grapefruit, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear. Clear brown beer. Residual white head. Dry palate, low carbonation. Tiny bit of toffee malt. Well integrated dried fruit hop. Tangy and fresh. Very nice.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, gravity, at Pig’s B’ear Festival ’10 at The Pig ’n’ Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Dark amber. Sour fruits in the aroma as well as malt. Thick, spicy rounded malt taste, full of hiddenh depths: fruit pastilles, leather, redcurrant. Mid bitter finish. You could analyse this too much.
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand pulled cask at the Rake. Amber brown with a beige foaming head. Everything I expect from Oakham. Luscious, resinous, dynamic citrus bitterness, juicey malt, great body.....where are the tissues?.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is spices, wood, mild liquorice as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is quite much the same with some rather strong notes of juniper.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Gallows XIII Real Ale Fest. Clear, bronze body, moderately bitter taste with lightly astringent finish. Complex aromas have caramel, flowers, pine and leather.
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Gallows Bird XIII Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Dark clear brown colour with tiny off-white head.
Bitter hoppy aroma.
Darkish fruity bitter dry hoppy flavour with grapefruits.
Dry hoppy aftertaste.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask real ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF 2010. Strong sourish nose with some hints of old cheese. Thin pale head. Dark nutty copper brown colour. Roasty malty taste. Bitter hoppiness.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 16/09/09. Murky brown colour wih a decent off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma with plenty of fruit and some earthiness. Fairly easy drinking despite the strength and multitude of flavours - sweet doughy malts, red fruit, citrus hops and a long, bitter finish. Full of character and great stuff.
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale festival 2010)
6 odd aroma, sweet malts, sticky hops
4 deep red, tiny head
7+ big caramel base, huge fruity hops. Some freezer ice retronasals.
4 finish so fruity and sticky, some ginger, loads of citrus. Long finish bitingly throbbingly bitter.
14+ BANG - what a smack in the chops this is! maybe too sweet. Couldn’t session it
Rerate of (7:4:7:4:14=3.6) Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Rich reddy brown, small persistent foamy head. Beautiful hoppy aroma despite being served cold. Both fruity aromatic hops and more traditional bitter ones. Full-bodied, smooth palate. Gingery and fruity hoppy retronasals. Big bitter finish. Drying and resiny, lasting for a long time. Quite well balanced. Perhaps the hops are a touch too dominant and aggressive - over-egged, one might say - so misses out on the wow factor.