planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Grape and Grain Autumn beer festival, Crystal Palace. Mahogany coloured pour with a white head. Bonfire toffee, nuts and caramel aroma. Toffee apple and plum jam flavour. Interesting.
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. As Marlow Smuggler. Amber with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix malts with some nuttiness. Earthy hops with hints of melon and citrus. Some soapy floral notes with trace cardboard. Flavours are sweet toffee with melon and slightly tart lemon. Yeasty and a bit unrefined. OK.
ralphdot (1034) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.1% amber colour with a good head, fruity aroma a good tasting but average bitter.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Three Horseshoes, Marlow)
Sweet fruity aroma, rich and uplifting. Looks like a classic dark bitter, with a small tight head. A super full fruity body - very rich roasty taste. Finish is rich and again packed with roasty malts. Late finish lets the hops shine a bit more - they’re very fruity. Classic bitter.
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Junction Tavern, London. An unclear amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel, as well as a lighter note of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter and buttery finish.
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint from the Manor in Bracknell. Good looking medium brown with a short lived head. Aroma is pleasant. Its a bit treacly, sweet and tasty.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Junction Tavern, London. Amber colour, not that much head. Aroma is wood, caramel, some earth, mild nuttyness and herbs as well. Flavour is quite much the same along with some bready and slightly caramelly notes.
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask at Junction Tavern. Pours cloudy and dark orange to brown with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight breadish malty. Roasted malty and slight breadish flavoured. Vague fruity note. Bitter and malty finish.
Vladivostok (444) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gentle malt aroma followed by an even gentler malt flavour and a very soft mouthfeel. Hops not especially in evidence until the finish which is surprisingly long. A very pleasant beer and one which even the uninitiated would not find offensive. Odd name for a beer brewed in the least maritime of England’s counties.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 1st May 2010. Reddish deep copper colour. Fruity taste yet definitely dry. However, to my mind, the two characteristics combine in antiphase and make the beer worse than sum of its parts.