r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Got this one for the name, it was new at the pub on tap. Not bad, but dry and strong. A bit of spice.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Palate is sweetish, then bitter. The malts gives the flavour a bit of raisins and toffee, the hops give some acidity and a slight citric edge. Something was slightly syruppy/oily/sticky about the mouthfeel aswell, not necesarily a bad thing, but it didn't really help its cause, nice though. (Cask-ChelmsfordBF 03')
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden/amber color. Raisins and fruity flavor, with citrus like a rough-cut marmalade. It was a warm day so the palate was perhaps lighter than it might have been--it wasn't watery, but still lighter. This lay between a bitter and a strong ale in a curious way. (gravity pour at 2003 Chelmsford Beer Festival)
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, a Masque Haunt, London
Good deep amber colour, clear, with a white crusty head. Big bitter hop aroma, sweet malt and chutney flavour. Good bitter finish. The body is so full its almost chewy. Strong beer though, particularly when greedy little mouths are washing down pints of the stuff.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What A delight! After looking around London I finally found a pub with it on. Darker than I had expected. Rich, full, round, tongue coating malty with enough of the right bitterness to do the trick. I was hoping for something decent and pleasantly surprised to find I found just that. Now can I have another?
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Amber colour. Rich, fruity and really malty with alingering salty flavour. A hoppy, but still malt dominated ale.