EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, - MAR 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the brewery. This are clearly not bottled conditioned which is a big disappointment because they taste so much better on cask. I will try to re-rate on cask soon. Chesnut brown, clear, white head. Very little on the nose. Taste is caramel, slight oxidisation (bottles are 3 months old), bit of damp cellar, some grain, little bit of black tea, little musty and fusty.
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Red Amber with with off white head. This is quite a dryish, malty, nutty beer, some bitteress, some leafy, earthy hopped notes. It’s fine.
jmgreenuk (6189) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity cask at the Forest, Dorridge, winter beer festival 2015. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, light grassy hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light fresh fruity, light dry pepper spice, light smooth caramel palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ston3s42 (102) - - SEP 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty brown appearance with creamy head. Tastes of nuts, earth, caramel and spruce. Light body, little carbonation, and a very lasting, nutty finish
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Chesham brewery shop, Chesham, Bucks. An amber/brown coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel.
theprof (186) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Aroma of stewed fruits. Amber rather than chestnut in the light.I cant say the creamy texture promised was evident from the first but a very drinkable bitter with a definite layer of malty biscuit on the palate.
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ultra Bryn enjoyed at home
Dark copper/brown, thin beige head. Smell of dark fruits, fudge, bread, some hoppy tendensies. Moderate sweet, a smoky touch, biscuit malts, some fruity tendensies, quite nice malt flavors. Moderate bitter, earthy hops
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2015. Clear light brown colour Lasting beige head. Malty aroma. A classic British bitter. Some peppery hop on the finish which is pleasant. Decent peppery hopped bitter. I liked it.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Cask handpump at Goodmans Fields JDW, near Tower Bridge area, Friday 24th April 2015 with Loz and Isobel Pours mid to dark brown. Taste is malty with a nuttiness leading and a continual fruity edge. A but of chewy caramel, it’s ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, L995, from Kjeller 5. Bright amber in body colour. Stable beige head leaving lacing rings on the glassware. Moderate aroma of smoke, earth and herbs. Smoked malty taste alongside moments of nutty chocolate and bread. Dried fruity bitterness to the finish. Foamy in the mouth. Slightly watered on the swallow. Accepted (Tromsø 10.04.2015).
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. Drukket på Rundvannet 21 Mar 15. Mørk gyldenbrun. Høyt tett skum som varer lenge. Litt filigranser. Beskjeden aroma av fjøs. Dette preget blir sterkere i smaken. Ikke bra.