minutemat (410) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Heart of England Fine Foods, Shrewsbury. Quite a distinctive taste despite being a month out of date with some chewy bits (not due the shop, mind.. rather my unorganised beer shelf!) Some liquorice residue with a slight caramel character. Possibly more so in bottle form, judging by the comments below.
dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light bronze with quickly fading offwhite head. Nose is sickly caramel with a little nuttiness. In the mouth, there is a surprising slickness, then some light sweet maltiness and not much else. It’s quite "lagerish" to that end. Thirst quencher of decent quality. But no taste-bud exciter.
mike_77 (2411) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown. Quite high carbonation kills the head. Aroma has malts and wood and is also a bit perfumed. Flavour has a dry, woody feel but also some red fruit sweetness. Overall a bit too sweet.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Some fruitiness and a trace of hops. Pleasant and easy to drink.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 1) Bottle from Dobbies....you couldn’t say conditioned. Slops headless copper with a brief fizz of foam. Buttered dandelion aroma. Alarming, slightly brackish taste at first; some half-decent liquorice and digestive notes amongst the varnished wood, fatty walnut, raw mushroom and chlorine weirdness. Barely drinkable. 524210.
2) Cask handpull as ’Dadlington Hamlet’, The Dog and Hog, Dadlington. Copper-gold with a tight white drum of foam. Mellow apple peel English orchard fruit and biscuit character, sprinkle of demerara. Yeast and bread. Weak pear nose, boiled sweets. Decent. 636313.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Sweet, syrupy aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Flavour had some summer fruits, cereal malts and short, bitter finish. Lacked impact.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Market Porter Borough Market. An amber coloured beer with an off-white wisp of head. Served too warm and hence struggling a little. A fairly sweet fruity beer with leafy hops. A reasonable body and not that bad; just needs more chilling.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. A golden amber beer with a pencil fine white head. Nutty, toasty, earthy aromas. Caramel & biscuity malt flavours, an oddly cloying sweet fruit character and a delicate, dry toasty bitterness. A bit muddled all-round really. Soft palate, light to medium body with a short finish.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask in the bow ... yellow amber ... thin white head ... soft fruity hop nose ... little grassy hop ... odd something i dont like... not for me.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Appley caramel character, woody, estery in a bad way. Seems this beer wasnt kept well at all.