harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Cask handpull at JDW Willow Walk Victoria. Amber clear colour very thin beige head. Sheps yeast character screams through this. Some sweetness from the malts. Actually quite sweet. Hops? Well yes there are some earthy Goldings on the finish. Some dryness and faint bitterness. Its fine. I would drink ut. But too sweet and not enough hop. 3.2/5.0. Re-rate Folkestone Spoons. Better. More hop. Pretty good to be honest
imdownthepub (9202) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. Initially a touch thinnish, which was all you could detect as it was served so cold. No flavours here then was my initial reaction. Fortunately i had to leave it for a while and on my return, someone had seemingly placed a different beer in its place. It had warmed a little and out to play had come a peppery dry hop flavour, quite spicy and bitter, so although still thinnish, the hops were a delight. Good.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011
Some hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a dry lasting malt finish.
leaparsons (7507) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden amber with a bubbly foam. Some floral notes. Aromas are grain and caramel with clean lemon and grapefruit hops. Flavours are sweet grain with underlying caramel. Sweet fruits are followed by dry, woody hops with grapefruit bitterness. Refreshing with a dry finish. Good.
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint hand pulled cask at Willow Walk (JDW) Victoria. White layer that stays well on top of a slightly cloudy, amber body. Restrained aroma of dried fruits. Sweet malts, some spices and bittersweet dried fruits in flavour. Has also got a decent bittersweet ending. Likable (London, 22.03.2011).
Fin (6674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 28.03.11 Pours gold with a thick and very noticeable big mouthfeel, its almost as though they are trying to rival the Ballast Point beer brewed at their brewery, in fact this stands up very welll next to the Ballast Point Calico which I had at the same time. Gold in colour, some burnt toffee, bitterness rips along the roof of the mouth, really decent bitter, nicely hoppt, tasty stuff. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Baron. Bright gold with a dense collar tufting the glass. Shrubby green aroma with roots, clumps of earth, hints of ginger and unripe banana. Dull, faintly orange-accented taste with light finishing bitterness, cream and husk. Pedestrian.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 25/03/2011. Amber coloured with a tight, off-white head. Sweet, slightly earthy malts, with a touch of spicy hop in the bitter finish. Good.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Crystal Palace, JDW. Dark golden colour, off-white creamy head. Aroma is light malted, citrus, and fruits. Flavour is citric, light malted, followed by dry biscuit. Bitter finish. Finally something decent from Shepherd Neame.
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons (under Central Library), Birmingham. Golden, with a nice white head (yawn). Strikes my chops as fairly fresh. Salty hops. Not harsh. Not a massively pleasing experience, but inoffensive and well constructed. I agree with Glen - it does improve slightly as the minutes tick by.