jhliesen (656) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (or so I was told) at the Dubliner in Goteborg--#19 on the 2006 Europe tour-A creamy head sat atop a ruby/brown color brew with a fruity aroma. The taste was well balance with the malts on the front end and a hoppy finish with caramel taste lasting throughout.
anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Redish color. Some laces. Strong bitterness and some fruityness and burnt taste. A good ale that isn’t quite excellent.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[cask at JDW] Aroma is weighted towards malty, caramel and some fruity notes. medium body, sweet finish with a little bitterness.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has some fruitish malts. Taste is similar and quite full, with grassy hops trying to balance, but not quit making it. Not bad beer though.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), a clear brown amber with a think white head. A rich malty aroma with a strong rich maltiness in the flavour. Very smooth up front with a long bittering finish.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 NOt much to say about it, it was a little dark, and very good foam. But nothing bad and nothing new about it.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies, Copenhagen. Clear amber colour with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Malty and sweet flavor with caramel notes and a light bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Moon Under Water, Manchester (JDW) 29/10/2003
Copper amber coloured and fruity. Bitter slightly dry full malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/11/2005
Copper coloured beer with lots of fruitiness. Slightly sour bitterness in a lasting finish that is full of caramel malt.
3. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Heathrow Terminal 4 Level 2 07/10/2008
Malt aroma. Amber coloured with some alcohol present. Some sweetness with a crisp smooth and fruity slightly bitter finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at The Spanish Galleon Tavern, Greenwich) Clear amber body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, peach, floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy/leafy, faint spice. Light-medium body, slight resin.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Cask at Sun Inn Faversham, Kent. A bit better than most Sheps beers, but that is only because the alcohol means there are some more flavours, slighlty sweet mahogany coloured beer with some good dark fruit flavours and malts with even some burntness. Slightly better than the average beer.