Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointingly mild. As the publican said, perhaps this is true to a vision of "something you can drink on a hot summer's day" [for an English palate on a "hot" day of 75F] but far too dull for its deep ruby red appearance. At least there is nothing offensive here. (on tap, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford)
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice in colour, completely dark, but the milds are good in that. It was a little strng in flavaour, but very refreshing.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask/gravity at Battersea Beer Festival 6 Feb 08. Dark brown / mahogany colored. A tiny layer-head. Modest aroma with traces of raisins. Watery flavor with an evolving taste of prunes. No bitterness.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravity Cask @ Battersea Beer Festival. Mid brown. Thin slightly chocolatey flavours with light fruity berries. Uninspiring mild with a damp clothy finish.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 12th February 2009. Dark brown, ok aroma. Bland flavour and watery palate. Dull as (muddy) dishwater.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned, at the GBBF, 2004.
Rich chestnut colour, adorned with a fluffy beige crown. Vanilla and spiced aroma complimented by a soft malt flavour. Easily quaffed.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, light brown with no head. A very nice chocolate malt aroma. A light mouthfeel, though a little watery, but with a light malt flavour. Easy to drink, but maybe a bit bland.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask-conditioned at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). Very thin, watery malt. Nothing to this at all.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Dark brown with a cream colored head. Light coffee aroma with some malt. Bland flavor. Some malt and coffee. Nothing really exciting to write about this one.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Wenlock Arms with Magic Dave6 and Mes. Dark brown colored with a slim off white head. Light but very very drinkable. Chocolate and coffe aroma and flavour. Caramel and mal hints in the taste too. Very enjoyable.