imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’09. Chestnut with white head. Unusual, old style bitter, lots of roasty malts giving it almost a strong mild character, chocolate and coffee hints are present, then a dry leafy hop note. Pretty reasonable.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly one of the oddest rates i have had. On handpull at Whittlebury Hotel in Northamptonshire. Dark brown colour lasting cream head. Dry malt malty aroma. This carries on into the mouth with a load of toast coming in at the end. A reasonably tasty malty best bitter. Apart from the sparkler pretty good. Certainly soft with touch of earthy hop.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, gravity, at Luton BF ’10. Dark amber with a small white head. Sweet, rather subdued malt aroma. Slightly harsh malty taste. Mid bitter finish. To be fair, this was a bit lively and needed another day or two.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Malt Shovel, Northampton. Pale ruby with a slim beige slick. Watery Morello and damp wood aroma. Marzipan straight off the bat, cherrystone..uh, not much else happening really. Blackberry dabs and damp biscuit. Soporific after the Great Oakley stuff.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Cask conditioned handpump George, Tiffield A dark amber coloured beer with an off white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy with some chocolate and oranges. The taste is similar with the choc really noticeable now. An interesting melange of flavours in a decent beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 3.1. Average becomes 3.2
KingsHead (32) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice second beer from this new brewery, very dark, chocolate malt on the toungue, one bad point, didnt buy enough lol but I will soon rectify that