maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Harp London. An amber coloured beer with sweet notes and caramel. Yeasty and peppery in a Harveys way like the Wandle, but again it’’s not in Harveys’ class. A touch of berry fruitiness to give it a little interest.
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at The Rake, Borough. Yeasty and lovely biscuity malt. Good fruit, it’s got some hopo on end. Really pretty good bitter.
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Market Porter, Borough. Amber with white head. Quite a standard bitter with a sweetish character. Some hops but not outstandingly so. It’s ok.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at the Rake. Clear amber with a loose bubbled off white head. Toffee malt with some marmaldae fruitiness. Late developing restrained english hops bitterness.
downender (6238) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 25/11/09. Copper coloured with a decent white head. Aroma of biscuit malts, damsons and some hedgerow hops. Flavour of hazelnuts, dryish malts and a touch of brambly hop in the finish. Good.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2011 Cask/handpump at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Pours a dark amber with a coarse white head. Fruity nose, dry palate with herb/spicy hops, hints of dark chocolate and maybe some dried fig. Clean dry bitter finish. Re-rate at Masons Arms Teddington, hint of choc on the nose, roast malt and red fruit on palate, spicy hops, soft, malty and dry finish. Excellent.