maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. An amber to mid brown coloured beer with a lovely hoppy aroma. Hops are fragrant with orange fruit notes. The taste is also lovely and hoppy. Great bitterness amd lovely fresh tasting fruitiness. Very nice.Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.4
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask. Sampled with Finn at The Glasshouse in Norwich. Golden brown with nice clarity and a low level of white head. Aroma is only present with hints of grain and grass. Bitter fruit in a shallow taste. Dry finish (26.09.2006).
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Glasshouse (JDW) Norwich 26 Sep 2006. Dark golden coloured. A small lasting soapy head. No identity. Caramellish finish.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Troonfest] Aroma is grassy, apricot notes, some fresh baked bread. light body, dry and drinkable.
DonMagi (5593) - 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 (9684) - 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 (208) - 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 (9179) - 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 (13318) - 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.