SilkTork (5013) - 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.
berkshirejohn (3961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading.] Chestnut with a thin off-white head; earthy aroma; sweet and malty with roast chestnuts and a dry finish.
rickgordon (3828) - 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.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham - with Maeib in a state of impending fatherhood! Nutty brown ale: in colour and roasted chestnut flavour. Rich, with a chocolate finish. Pretty tart, with a malt relelase to finish. Definitely a Brown Ale. Nice fullness.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Brewery Tap, Wimbledon Village, 4th March 2008. Rich chestnut brown colour with a strange aroma of hops and graphite (like pencil sharpenings). Hops and malt are well balanced but there’s a metallic note. Light at the front of the mouth and then gets fuller. Ok, but didn’t wow me.
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.
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).
evergreen0199 (1627) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wetherspoons in Rickmansworth, Herts. A deep copper coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes of caramel, quite fruity, sweet, vaguely nutty. Not bad.
vipinvelp (1608) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with off white foam head. Aroma is quite sweet, taste is nutty indeed. Bit watery, but drank in a pleasant surrounding between beer lovers. (Marlow 201311)
wheresthepath (1382) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Brown with a moderate cream head and a good rich mouthfeel. Treacle up front follows through into a sweet, fruit taste with lemony hints. A woodland mulch bitterness at the end tries to balance but doesn’t quite achieve it, leaving a slightly sticky aftertaste. Far more interesting that most Rebellion ales - a good effort that for me didn’t quite work out.