evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Windmill, Swindon. Served way too cold so aroma was killed off. It was in decent condition otherwise, moderate malt and earthy bitterness. I didnít really enjoy it despite the decent hop content.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Robin Hood, Sherwood, Nottingham. I generally avoid Greene King beers, because of their takeover and subsequent closure of Hardys & Hansons, but this was the best choice at the pub. I never had it in the old Rutland-brewed days, but this version is pretty good. The amber brown colour suggests the richness of the palate. The aroma is malty, and the flavour has a nice, rich fruity malt base with bitter dry hops on the finish.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a small creamy head. Weak aroma, caramel and malty, with a touch of grassy hops. Quite bitter with some malt sweetness for balance.
Jonte (1333) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Cask at The Malt Shovel, Edinburgh. Red/brown color with a beige head. Aroma: Woody, grassy/herbal, grapefruit, light sweet frutiness. Flavor: Citrus, wood, spices, pine raisin, grass/herbs. Not that sweet. Buttery and dry mouthfeel.
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Tasted in London). Amber colour with a little head. Fruity nose, with hints of malt. Also flavour of fruit, malt and hints of sweetness.
Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour topped by a slowly fading off-white head. Not as aromatic as one would wish yet there is substance in there: a strong cookie-like malt base that borders toffee and a rather spicy, earthy and weirdly herbal hops. In mouth, the bitterness is engaging and refreshing at once, cutting through the maltís sweetness and making it very drinkable. Tasty and I guess my favourite Greene King cask offering.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nose of malts. The beer pours a deep copper colour. The taste is malty with hops. Quite balanced but this was too dry and savoury for me.
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At The Devonshire Arms, Piccadilly, London Clear copper pour, decent creamy off-white head (sparkler?). Sweet caramel malt aroma, a pleasant surprise of a lot of funky UK hop medley, oily cereal grain in the finish. Smooth taste, a nice blend of moderately sweet cereal malt and restrained light alpha hops - for some reason my notes say "cherry" - I think I detected some tart cherry sourness in the finish, but I was probably hallucinating - Iíd just spent 2-3 hours walking around Hampstead Heath. Decent body, nice oily bitterness over the dry malt - solid pint.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap in Exeter. Low carbonation, creamy head. Malty, only slightly hoppy and fruity.
dkoonce (905) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color and clear. A thin creamy head. Heavy malt aroma. Creamy taste, with a heavy body and light hop bite.