ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Duke of Wellington, London on 14th April 2010. Copper with partly lacing white head. Pungent fruity and hoppy. Full of flavour, lemony citric finish on a zingy mouthfeel.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Bree Louise.
Slightly hazy amber colour with a good off white head and plenty of lace. A very pleasant bitter indeed. Slight straw, hay and pig farm. Excellent earthy malt with some hints of burnt sugar. Just the right amount of floral hoppage to balance it all out really well. Finish is so well balanced it almost feels a little dull but it lasts long enough to regain my interest. Good stuff.
renffisch (789) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BBF 2010 dark Amber in colour. With a musky leathery malt nose. Sweet strong grassy taste. Very good beer and a massive improvement on the wandle. Finally a good local beer.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage from the Upstairs Festival Bar at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 09/01/2010
Fruity aroma. Amber coloured fruity and malty with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
FatPhil (9287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (Bree Louise, London)
Very sulpurous aroma. Stinky hops. Big grainy body. Not so good, as it’s a bit too sulphurous.
berkshirejohn (4465) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Copper with a thin cream coloured head that laced the glass well; rich malty aroma with some red fruits and butterscotch; full bodied with a fruity and spicy taste - reminds me of spiced plums; lightly hopped finish. Very drinkable. (January 2010 - 6/3/6/3/13=3.1)
50cl bottle from the brewery. Copper with no head; red fruit aroma; solid malty taste with light dry finish. Still very drinkable. (June 2012 - 6/3/6/3/13=3.2)
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - The Rake, Southwark. Kook’s crawl. Faint nettles. Soft milk flavour. Summery. Soft citric like peach. Hoppy and drinkable.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cat’s Back, Wandsworth, with tashi, 16th Nov 09. Classic copper bitter looks with a smooth white head. Really does taste like a smooth version of Harveys Sussex Best (no bad thing!) Great balance and very moreish.
Svesse (6066) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Harp, Covent Garden, London, 26 Nov 2009) Brownish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dried apricots, dusty hops and a touch of sulphur. Malty, nutty taste with dried fruit, apricots, nuts, a touch of butter and dusty hops in the finish. Below medium body, rather sweet. A decent bitter.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the rake. Alround rating: Caramel pale malt, earthy yeasty character, fruity character, bit of fruity hop balance. Decent.