MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Ruby/amber, mellow malts, well kept and very good balance. Slightly nutty and toffee. A touch of burned sugar in finish. Chewy aftertaste.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Three Horsehoes, Marlow Bottom, Bucks (Brewery Pub). Wonderful first sip, super fresh cask brilliance. Malty and fruity, slight toffee. Simple (in a good way).
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. A decent malty flavour, some sweetness. Perhaps toffee? Some nuttiness, and a bit of fruity hops. Nice bitter finish. Didn’t work all that well though, a bit dissapointing.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dark amber with a small, solid head.
Almost flat with a pleasant frutiness and some toffee.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.
Ruby colour, no head. Roasty aroma with fruity notes. Fruity flavour with a late, but long bitter finish.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Nut brown. Sweet and very roasty with some citrus and a bold moputhfeel. Fruity and rounded with a soapy, intensely bitter finish.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Cask Conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford.
Brown to Gold colour with lasting bubbly head. The Turf Tavern is Oxford CAMRA branch Pub of the Year for ’04 so the quality should be at its best and this proved to be a tasty, sl sour malt beer with rich fruity notes. There is a strong alcohol note, playing above its strength and a rounded smooth finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Golden brown with an ever so fine head. Surprisingly hoppy, complicated by a nutty almond twist. Easy drinking style of beer with a medium to long palate.
SilkTork (5020) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served way too cold in a plastic glass during the winter Dickens Festival in Rochester. Has a sweet malt base with a good citric hop attack. The hops die down after a while allowing the malt base to reveal it’s poor quality. Reminded me more of a Vienna than an Ale, but that could be the result of the way it was served. The hops return quite pleasantly in the finish, but nothing special.