TBone (11721) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@HBF2009. Clear amber color, small white head. Caramelly malty aroma, some nutty hops. Woody-nutty, caramelly, weak finish. Light nutty aftertaste.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham, England B2.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, smoke - peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (300708)
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Dark amber with a thin white head. Caramel and fruit aroma with a slight buttery note. Odd caramel and crème brûlée flavour with a little more diacetyl. Harsh wheaty notes. Liquorice and malt finish. Next.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Attractive amber colour with lasting dark beigehead. Slightly coffee caramel aroma and flavour. Good nick. Fullish in mouth with raisins/sultana fruit mixing with fullish malts and slight creamy coffee to give a fruit cake feel. Very good deep full bitter. Decent hoppy sting on finish. Not really my style, but I still give it a good score for the flavour.
bobinlondon (1249) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Dark brown/ruby with a short lived off-white head. Predominately bitter in taste wilth very little depth or characture to enthuse about.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Cask (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Light reddy brown, loose head. Dry dusty hoppy aroma. Slightly over-ripe fruity aroma, almost pungent. Thick mashy grainy taste, also sweet and fruity. Soft palate. Overall quite pleasant, but nothing excels.
Had a less good one at HBF2009 - but it was stored too warm, and had turned farty and dull.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at St Urho’s Helsinki today 2nd day
Color: copper nice head
Scent: malts hops
Taste:fresh, dark malts fruits ,bitterness pepper ?. Crawl of fours pints today this was middle
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the sir edward wyle. Aroma is minimal, bitter peppery hops an slightly richer malts. Taste is similar, a standard bitter pritty unexciting if drinkable enough.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colored with little yellow head. Licorice and mild spices in fruity aroma, rich one. Thin to medium bodied. Dry flavor with lemon and some licorice too, aftertaste has thin spices still. Weird but good one.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a large white head, making it difficult to discern aroma, probably it’s malty. Taste was sweet and malty with some pleasant breadiness but also a curious, slightly stale flavour of mothballs which I occasionally note at this particular JDW, and which I have always suspected to be a cleaning issue. Some bitterness.