QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed 3 of these at Memphis Taproom (my favorite bar) during Philly Beer Week. As far as I’m concerned you simply cannot beat the English when it comes to Bitter or Pale ale in cask! Although this may not be the best of the best, it still blows away most American Cask Pale Ales. I know it’s not high ABV or a Hop-bomb that will make ones face implode, and barely carbonated, but that’s the point: It’s an English Style REAL Cask Ale. It was enjoyable on it’s own, but I’d rank it even higher if I could assign Style Points
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a cask at Memphis Taproom. Pours a cloudy amber with white head and nice lace. Notes biscuit and fruits. Medium body with a dry finish.
mr_h (3405) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Chestnuts Hotel, Ayr - clear orange amber, thin creamy off-white head, malty fruity aroma, excellent lacing, resinous, caramel malty flavour, creamy texture, bittersweet finish
chrisv10 (11980) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Bishops Arms CPH. Clear dark amber /golden with small creamy tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little sweet and medium bitter.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On cask at bridge bar Heathrow T1, badged as "bridge ale".
This seems like most likely candidate copper-brown with low head and strong caramel/butterscotch aroma. Low condition, bit tired, medium body, malt and caramel, little bitterness. Competent but dull dull dull.
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, roasty aroma, amber, orange, appearance ...taste is smokey,woody, caramel, toast, overall a nice taste, with a nice bitter after taste
Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra cask på Charlies Bar, nov-12: Minner fra mitt år i London strømmer på - fargen, lukten, smaken og engelsk pubstemning. Perfekt temperert. Ruddles på flaske og fra håndpumpe gjorde store inngrep i min studentlommebok, og ikke uten grunn - dette er en meget god session beer. Bring it on!
olliejobbins (1221) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper brown complexion, a very creamy head, extremely smooth and very easy to drink.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber and clear. Small head and a weak body. A little smokey with some apple cider vinegar. Very watery mouthfeel. Tried with the parents in London in 2012.
JorgeLee (1340) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Kings Head W2. Copper coloured bitter with a robust malt base and earthy hop flavour. Not quite as strong tasting as it used to be, the influence of Greene King no doubt.