bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Spanish Galleon, Greenwich. Malty aroma, perhaps underlying fruit. Darkish amber clor witha a large bubble whitish head. Seems a bit thin. Starts lightly malty, but a surge of hp finally appears. The malt is goneby the finish, leaving a relatively dry bitter.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste and nose are great, but I find the tap version to have a bit too little carbonation for my tastes. It seems to vary a little from time to time tho.
Dugite74 (3) - Redcliffe, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
an absolutley stunning ale, great deep red colour, sweet malt taste, available in bottles at selected shops in perth, rarely on tap, but like all ales better on tap
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Slight sour fruit aroma. Malty taste is quickly followed by quite an intense ashy bitterness. Not bad.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a dry malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
berkshirejohn (4897) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Wetherspoons Heathrow Terminal 2: Orange brown with a cream head which lasted to the end of the pint; malty aroma; smooth and full bodied in the mouth, dominated by the hops, leaving a pleasingly bitter aftertaste.
thomat (2232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a nice off-white foam. malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Medium body with some bitterness in the finish.
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Mabel’s Tavern, St Pancras, London, 30 July) Colour is mahogany with disappearing off-white head. Nose is malty with dark fruit and wild berries (blackberries). Taste is mainly malty with a balancing dark fruity character, notes of blackberries, raspberries, cherries and caramel. Balanced malty sweetness. Balanced dusty hop character in the finish. Very nice balance!
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red beautiful colour, aroma pleasant with some sweetness and grass. Small head. The flavour contained toffee, flowers and honey. The aftertaste was even sweeter. Beautiful as a whole.
jhliesen (759) - 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.