DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Red Lion, Shirley. Copper/blond colour; nice, tight, creamy head. Some lacing. A short gradient from smooth beginning, to brief, hoppy speedbump. Really quite bitter on the finish: a lingering taste with fruit notes (blackcurrant) and nettles. This seems like an IPA to me. Quite nice.
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber appearance with a hopped caramel aroma, and a watery caramel flavour. A basic bitter but slightly above average.
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at Den Engel, Leek. Amber beer with chunky head. Nicely balanced if slightly thin tangy bitter. Nicely dry and hoppy, drinks bigger than its strength. As for Den Engel, it must be the best Belgian Beer bar in Britain, they are just about to move across the road, lets hope its as good.
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Market Porter, Southwark. A pleasant tangy session bitter. Light and refreshing with both malt and hops nicely restrained, but a good oaky tang above a softly sweet malt.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Amber genius. This beer settled slowly in my glass like it had a point to prove. Making me wait, this beer had cheek and front. After this initial stand off everything went well. This beer was simplistic genius. Bitter from the first taste to the last. Clear golden colour the resonated the perfection of balanced flavour. At 3.6% this beer was so good I thought I was steeling from the future. Somewhere, somehow another beer was being stolen from to give this beer its flavour.
omhper (19657) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled cask conditioned at George Hotel, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.
Deep golden. Aromatic, really hoppy nose. Dry and nicely malty with resiny hop flavour. Orangey very bitter finish. Outstandingly flavourful for being 3.6%!