harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, - JAN 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull at Ye Cracke, Liverpool. Chestnut colour with thin beige head. Premium bitter, some of that Slaterís richness, caramel. Pretty basic, some dry malt and caramel. Not much hop present. Some malty syrupy fruit. Not great.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at the Cricket Club, Barnton 23/11/2007
Some fruit and malt aromas. Copper red coloured slightly fruity and pale with some bitterness in a crisp and dry full malt finish.
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Far From The Madding Crowd A blurry Ribenna flavoured ale. Doesnít quite feel 5%. An OK ale, though lacks distinction.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Far From The Madding Crowd Oxford. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is thin but thereís some fruit lurking. The taste has caramel and fruit. Again thin, and quite average.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford, on Ratebeer Oxford Day í08. Dark amber. Malty aroma. Sweet oily taste. Not much more to report. Simple but quite satisfying.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford Ratebeerian day. Brown with slight head. Flat and slightly sour beer, there is a fruitiness from the malt, almost like kiwi fruit but little hop character. Quite sweet and oily i the finish, not to my taste.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ George Inn, Eccleshall ST21, UK. Clear medium amber color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light hoppy, toffee, butter, licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (150108)
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite lasting head is frothy on top and settles slowly into a creamy head sharply delineated from the chestnut brown body. Resiny roasty malty aroma, very faint. Soft sweetish roasty caramel taste, slightly stale and musty. Soft, smooth, mild mouthfeel. Very faint and mild. Dryish aftertaste same as initial taste. A bit mild, stale, and boring. (1pt cask at the Wenlock Arms. I asked for a half pint, but what the hell.)
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at The Pembury
Dark red brown with a thin off white head. Nice dark malt aroma with slightly roasty notes and some fruit and chocolate. Roasted notes are pretty much gone in the flavour, other than that itís more of the same. Very fruity finish. So so.