bulgarianbock (3) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A beer you cannot go wrong with. A good solid taste without being heavy. Be careful how you drink it. Before you know it you’ve had more than what you thought
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
in Farhnam, Dorset after a days hiking....perefect setting and a wonderfule, well kept, flavorful pint
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cereal, toast, roasty, herbs, earthy, woody, amber, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the cask at The Great Lost Bear.
A translucent brown with a very light but lacy head. Smells creamy and bitter.
Tastes creamy and lightly of apple. Bitter hoppy finish. Smooth and delicious.
This beer was damn good and I’m not sure if it was the beer or the fact that I missed the taste of ale from the cask. If you’re in Portland you must try it.
Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 400th rating. Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Lovely russet pour with a fine, dense cap of persistent, streaky white head. Deep caramel melaniodan aroma. A lovely soft, warm smell. A little bit of apple esters. Deliciously toasty brown flavors, a touch of yeasty tartness to keep it lively. Substantial palate, toasty finish. I went to the Turf for the White Horse Guv’nor, which just showed up. But this one stole the show. A perfect winter’s eve pint.
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown and flat in appearance. Has a distinct flowery aroma. Taste like sweet rice cakes with hints of pear. Finishes dry. Lively carbonation. One of my favorites.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to red beer with big head. This is a full fruity malty beer, blackberry and oak barrel type flavours. There is a certain smoothing toffeeness with an aromatic hop flavour overlayed. A good example of an English Strong Ale, as long as it is cask.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask-conditioned. Rich malt and dark fruit aroma. Sweet flavours abound along with nuts and oaky pipe tobacco. Warming alcohol finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A difficult beer to categorise. Somewhere between a premium bitter and a strong ale. More chewy fruit than you’d normally find in a bitter. Quite dark tawny colour. Plums and damsons in the aroma. Burnt caramel, molasses and toffee in the flavour but you couldn’t call it sweet. There’s a sour edge and hops coming through strongly, which provides an interesting counterpoint. Solid malt backbone. Complex, with lots of strands woven together skilfully. Very appealing. Cask (handpump), The Eclipse, Winchester.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have had this regularly and it’s almost always a decent beer. Light brown very flavourful bitter, plenty of malt and good bitterness, decent finish. Very good beer.