omhper (20675) - 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.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
6th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with low carbonation. Sweetish malt, little dried fruits. Over ripe orange. Light finish. It’s fine.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at bow bar , Edinburgh ... Copper brown , sweet malt nose ... fruity malt bit metalic with a decent balance.
thewolf (11380) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Clear red amber with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, toasted caramel, hazelnuts, light milky chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is quite bitter, chocolate, light milky, citric hoppiness, softly nutty. Long, lingering malty bitter finish. Nice.
imdownthepub (11196) - 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.
FatPhil (10253) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, tiny head. Tea aroma. Lovely fruity ester retronasals. Full palate. Rich roasty malts. Finish has a bitterness both from hops and from roast, and also biscuity malts. Lovely fullsome bitter.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1. Cask Handpump at the City Arms, Manchester 08/12/2001
Copper mid brown coloured with fruity aroma. Citrus flavours and hops in the finish.
2. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Wombwell 21/12/2002
Mid brown coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Lasting malt finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Wellington Birmingham. My first visit to this new real ale pub which has sold 256 beers already this year (Day 45). Met Daniel_Brown in there and had a good chinwag. Anyway first beer of the day and a real good one. A lovely dark brown colour with a good soapy off-white head. The aroma was malty with some pleasant berry fruits and maybe a bit of cornflakes? The taste was malty and a bit nutty with some fruitiness coming through later. A very nice beer which Dan and thought could be classed as a brown ale.
Fin (8163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Crown, Charlton-On-Otmoor, Oxfordshire, Sunday 29th December 2013 Pours copper in colour with a slight head, I thought that I had rated this as I have had it quite a lot over the years and a couple of times over the last weeks. Touch thin and watery but aside from that it is ok, caramel, nutty and with a little bitterness, (I wished they’d have upped the Cascade and Liberty), it is absolutely fine its a safe beer. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at the Three Horseshoes, Marlow Bottom. OK, its a brown ale, but I don’t think I would have placed it in that category. A slightly sharp edge to the finish put me in mind of an old ale. Rich, dark ruby colour. There’s certainly some smoky malt and a touch of caramel in the aroma, but also some other elements that I found it difficult to pin down. Having now seen the ingredients list, with the unusual (for the UK anyway) combination of US hop varieties and dark malts, I can perhaps understand why. On the palate, its sharp, malty and bitter at the same time, with a hint of sweetness. Clean hops and touches of licorice too. Very fresh and tasty.