BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half-pint, gravity pour at the 1st Hodnet Sports and Social Club Beer Festival on 17 Aug 2013.
Golden hue to the light brown body, small wispy head of white islands and a weak collar.
Mild malty nose, some biscuit and caramel hints but very little smell all round.
The taste is also mildly malty, again with caramel and a biscuit feel to the flavours, undertone of hop bitterness that doesn’t really surface until the end of each sip.
No great depth of character or charm: bog standard semi-sweet UK Bitter.
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Waggon & Osses, Halesowen, on the Rate Beer Black Country Bash, 06/07/13.
Clear golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel, fruits, toasty matls.
Taste comprises summer fruits, sugar, malts, light toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
AWS9 (488) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with slight white head. Malt, hop, somewhat sweet. It’s a decent bitter, nothing more, nothing less. You’ve all had this one before.
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm . Clear bronze colour. Aroma of old hay. Sweet with butter, hay and horse manure. Light-medium body and soft mouthfeel. Mid bitter finsih. Too sweet for my taste.
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask@Catford Bridge Tavern) - Copper pour with medium tan/off white head. Aroma of caramel malty and slight fruits. Taste is biscuit caramel malt and fruit. Not bad overall.
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, Tuesday 7th August 2012 Pours dark amber a little bit biscuity from the off, reasonable beer, bittersweet, lacks a real hoppy bite, some caramel, its absolutely fine but one that I drank without really thinking about it, so it didn’t really leave much of an impression on me at all. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bree Louise, London. Amber/brown beer with a small beige head. Candy and fruit aroma. Malty flavor, fruity, citrus, pears, hay.
joe19612 (1862) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a nice copper colour with a tan head. Plenty of malt and hops in the aroma, with a malty and a hint of biscuit in the taste with a dry finish.
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Copper coloured. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of caramel and citrus. The taste is nicely balanced with notes of dried fruit, citrus and nuts.
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 20 July 2011) Dark amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, toasty nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit and toast. Malty taste with caramel, dried fruit, toast and a slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with some malt sweetness. Quite nice.