JKaranka (35) - Cardiff, - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had it in bottle before but it hasn’t been as good as this cask at the Pen and Wig. There’s a nice floral and malty aroma to the beer, smells like a fresh pint of bitter, nothing particularly special but very fresh and pleasant. The taste is light, with a maltiness and crystal malt sweetness that grows up slowly and then hits dry. In the meantime, all these floral hops dance in your mouth, with some subtle fruit present. Very much recommended as a session beer.
mr_h (2309) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at The Horse Shoe, Glasgow (21 Feb 2014) - clear golden amber, weak floral citrus aroma, thin creamy off-white head, excellent film of fine lacing, bit of hay, orange, easy to drink
RichTheVillan (1892) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Prince of Wales; clear light amber pour with thin white head, grass and malt aroma, taste has toffee, sweet malts not much hop.
VastActiv (1973) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness, hops and some malts. Not very typical bitter.
Iznogud (270) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pontefract Castle, London, UK. Pours amber with small head. Sweetish aroma with some caramel. Fruity and a bit hoppy flavor.
jookos (1450) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@bd. Golden. Slight meadowy floral nose with golden malty body. Feels quite fresh, light. Easily drunk. Soft bitters. Quite nice. Soft fruity with nice ale like florals.
MissPxx (113) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gentle fruity aroma. Golden in colour. Fruity and bitter in taste with a lingering aftertaste. Extra marks because it comes from St. Austell.
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allmyvinyl (1777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at New Britannia, Preston. Pours amber with a thin white head. Malty aromas, caramel and a hint of floral notes and orange. taste has more bitterness, but a touch too much sweetness and is a bit off-balance. OK.
somersetelvis (10) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still a great sessionable bitter. A good balance between hops and malt with a thirst quenching caricature.
Lee_Adams (4) - - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A local favorite in my neck of the woods. There are few simpler pleasures in life greater than a pint of well kept Doom Bar on a balmy Autumn night under the stars.
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask): Amber colour, medium white head. Subdued fruity aroma, grassy, malty. Orange, tangerine and sharp hop bite dominate the flavour with some slight malty notes too. Lovely thick syrupy body. Very nice indeed.