DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine malt nose and some fruit, auburn, small toffee head, loads of lace. Flavour is a full on malt, red plums some woody notes. Light bodied, well balanced, fine bitterness, too easy to drink. Terrific session!
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow earlier this year. Pake brown with a white head. A vert well balanced bitter with complex citrus hop flavours. Very enjoyable.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask various locations. Dark golden colour with decent white head - resembles Sierra Nevada PA. Citrus hop aroma. Full bodied, malty with a good bitter finish. Phoenix can do much better, though.
downender (6767) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 30/3/08. Golden coloured with a decent white head. A drinkable enough session bitter with some sweet malt and citrus hops. Ok.
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, Hoylake Lights. Golden with thin white head. Appropriately named as this is very workmanlike, and while solid enough is lacking in any real finesse. Next please, don’t let your work boots muddy the carpet on the way out.
berkshirejohn (5016) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell.Pale gold with a loose white head; citrus aroma; strong sharp grapefruit flavour; full and dry at first then becoming sweeter. A sharp bitter finish. Excellent.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Bow Bar Edinburgh ... Copper colour ... fruity hop nose .... juicy sweet malts with a solid hop base. nice enough but no real character.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma is promising, but not a lot else is going on here except for a medium hoppy taste. No sign of the fruits for me. 27.10.10 Cask at ’Spoons Milton Keynes, during, though not officially a part of the ’Spoons Beer Festival ’10. Very similar sentiments this time: undemanding and dull is what I wrote. Rating: 6,3,5,3,10:2.7
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Bar Fringe, Manchester. Amber blonde colour. Very faint aroma but pleasant enough. Mildly hoppy with some peach and grapefruit. Swift clean finish. Straight forward but enjoyable.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at the Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Saved from mediocrity by a faint fruitiness before the sudden finish. Otherwise, a rather chewy little bitter.