wimpyjoe (4909) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well crafted ale with a good body and a strong bitter flavour that feels nice.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice dark beer that feels stronger than it is. Pick up a six, you will feel good!
thepeter (295) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed for JD Wetherspoons Spring Beer fest 2011 and slightly different at 5.2%. Looks quite nice, amber frothy head decent lacing. Smell muted but nice, floural hops, decent malt backbone slightly doughy. Taste is similar but hoppie rthan I expected, especially at first. Mellows out nicely and you get some sweet citrus and biscuity finish. Once again, I find almost all Cask ales to have amazing mouthfeel and this was no different. Smooth with perfect carbonation. Overall a very good beer, nothing exceptional but I would def have it again.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Waterhouse JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011
Pine hop aroma. White head. Amber coloured with some alcohol present. Bitter with a hint of dryness and roast malt in the finish.
sm89walt (1782) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a clear, dark ruddy amber with a lacing creamy off-white head. US grapefruit & orange hop aromas, bright, aromatic and crisp. Nutty, toasty malts underpin a fresh American hop overtone - pine & marmalade. Soft & rounded with a gentle spritz, light to medium body with a decent length finish, quite dry & quaffable.
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Amber (appropriately!) with a large creamy head and a soft, foamy mouthfeel. Flowers dominate from the off with soft, sweet caramel behind. Growing flavours of green apple and new leaves. Restrained bitterness in finish. OK, but the unripe notes jarred somewhat. Felt it should have been better than it actually was, and would be interested to try the US version.
JohnRMurdoch (3504) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Medium dark brown colour with a good beige head. Malty aroma. Ash & sweet malty flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. Slightly disappointing. This is a premium bitter rather than an amber ale.
imdownthepub (10857) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber to copper with white head. Both rich in malts and laden in hops, this is a pleasantly dry beer, pretty full and fragrant, bitter, there is a tartness and it has been lightly Spooned, but the quality remains. Good stuff.
DanielBrown (3980) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Piney hops: APA style. Thick and fluffy in the mouth. A hint of choc, or maybe orange. Not as hoppy as I wanted, but well balanced with pepper in the aftertaste.
berkshirejohn (4805) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a loose cream head; fresh fruity hop aroma; full of juicy hops in the mouth, seemingly green and not too bitter with some ginger spice; the finish is dry, lingering and lightly bitter. Very nice.