Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wandsworth London Beer Festival on 6 July 2013.
Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and dark malt. Grainy flavours with hints of prunes and toffee. Slightly light palate with bitter burnt malt notes.
Scopey (4728) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Dispense at Beer Rebellion, Crystal Palace. It pours deep red-brown with no head. The nose is earthy, toast, leather, caramel and Jamaican Ginger cake. The taste is earth, wood, leather, varnish, coffee and decent bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and low/no carbonation. Decent, just a shame about the condition.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity @ Beer Rebellion. Deep brown, pretty flat pour. The nose is toast, pain au c go collate, caramel and toffee, leaf pile. The taste is light toffee and cocoa, forest fruits, toasted grain, a touch of grapefruit. Really flat and lacks conditions. Iíll blame that on Beer Rebellion. Overall, Iíd love to try this on cask proper.
viktorvee (477) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bready and sweet aroma, sweet taste, toffee and malt, a little welcome bitterness too. Slightly soapy with an overwhiff of harsh alcohol. Quite nice, a rounded sweet taste but a faint linger of baking soda, perhaps not quite the finished article.
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, red-brown with a frothy, white foam head. Toasty cocoa in the nose, some brown bread. Light to medium sweet flavor with chocolatey malts, toasty pine, light instant coffee. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent condition. Clean finish with toasted sugars, faint earthy bitterness, toasty chocolate, brown bread. A nice, drinkable brown ale with some pleasant nuance.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 14th Egham Beer Festival at the EUSC, 28/03/13.
Obscured mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is dark malts, burnt toffee, brown sugar.
Taste comprises dark toffee, earthy notes, burnt sugar, mollasses, background hops, quite a malty beast.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, light burnt notes in the dry finish.
An OK first offering.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Egham United Services Club Easter Beer Festival 2013. A mahogany/brown coloured pour with a small white head on top. Vague fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes fruity, caramel, malty, smooth and easy drinking.
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Egham ... deep red brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee ... little woody zezty fruit nose... blackcurrant fruits ... soft malts ... chewy malt fruity roast
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London 04/03/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. Sweet and fruity. Flowery flavours in the mouth. Not a classic brown ale in that the hops are not robust enough but itís tasty enough. I canít get over the flowery flavours. Thereís a touch of glue too.