Rastacouere (6161) - 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 malt’s 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 (6267) - 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 - I’d just spent 2-3 hours walking around Hampstead Heath. Decent body, nice oily bitterness over the dry malt - solid pint.
Quack-Duck (8653) - 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 (911) - People’s 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.
cab (866) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Very very nice, one of the best i have ever had. Good hop aroma and taste. fine malty.
Dedollewaitor (14690) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber orange with fine white thick & creamy head. Malty nutty aroma. Good creamy & smooth body. Malty medium sweet taste with a hoppy end. Very enjoyable & great cask ale!
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On form, a beautifully balanced clear chesnut pint smacking intensely of fruity hop mustiness. A massively sessionable combination of bready-malty-hoppy balance and smooth drinkability. A definite ’15’.
cgarvieuk (17625) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark amber, musky fruit nose, hint of sour apple (not pleasent) with a bitterlinger.
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Old Red Lion (Holborn). Floral/fruit aroma, but very light. Amber color with white head. Starts nicely bitter in a floral way, backed lightly by malt, but the finish is solidly bitter. Very nicely hopped.