DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 10/07/2008
Fruity aroma. White head. Dark coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg Real Ale 0.2L glass at HBF 2009. Pale thin head. Pale copperish colour. Mild malty nose. Slightly roasted malty taste. At the end hoppy bite.
TBone (15695) - 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 (43166) - 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 (7117) - 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 (16827) - 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 (1286) - 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 (13032) - 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 (5594) - 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.