downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Wenlock Arms, London 17/12/09. Copper coloured with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel and earthy, cereal malts. Flavour had more of the same, with plenty of chewy, almost savoury malt and a light, bitter finish. Very good and reminded me of Scottish 70 shillings.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Wenlock Arms.
Fully copper coloured with a thin off white head. Earthy toffee and faintly peated aroma. Although a little basic on the nose the flavour is much better. Plenty of toffee malt, leather, slight tobacco and some excellent earthy notes. Little bitterness except for a faint lick in the finish. Effortlessly drinkable and all round, a decent seventy shilling.