DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a bit bland, grassy hops and caramel are the main attractions. Taste is similar with a bit more going on however alround a bit unintresting.
Fin (6641) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the New Inn, Gloucester, 02-09-06. Amber coloured, with some fruitiness though not in the same league on that front as the Battledown Brigand tried in the same pub. Quite bitter and whilst perfectly fine no great shakes.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask/GBBF06 staff bar: copper/brown, deep citric flavour with outstanding bittering hops which last and last in the mouth long after I finished the beer. Easily the best British ale I sampled at the GB. I thought it was outstanding.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 25/06/2001
Amber coloured and slightly pale. Fruity flavour.
2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 13/01/2002
Amber coloured with some fruit flavour. Bitter with a dry hop finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Jolly Porter, Exeter 28/12/2002
Golden coloured and slightly pale. Some dryness and sour fruit flavour in a hop finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Welkin, Liverpool (JDW) 28/08/2006
Some fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured with quite a sour fruit taste. Slightly rich on the palate with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Persistent foamy white head and clear body with mild visible carbonation. Aroma of popcorn butter, butterscotch, and light toast. A light, buttery beer with some soft, fruity notes, woodsy hop flavor and firm bitterness. A less than fresh cask may have produced the abundant diacetyl that I’m detecting here. May be better fresher, but as is this is less than stellar.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) Rocky off-white head that leaves beautiful lacing atop a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange peel, lemongrass, some floral, light caramel. Taste is same as aroma. Watery light-medium body. Nice session beer.
RichardGretton (4112) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is fairly dry with a toffee finish and the flavour is refreshing, slightly watery but with a long bitter and toffee/caramel finish. Overall an average beer, nice though.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned as ’On the Tiles’, 500ml. Orange amber beer with slight head. Thin dull flavour, little richness to the body nor finishing notes, just a basic pale ale really. Sharp acidity on the tongue.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma and flavour with a bitter finish.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A dark amber beer with a beutiful beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt - very nice. The flavor is primarily roasted, but also with a tone of sweet malt. The end is quite dry.