Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 Oct 2012. Poured a clear amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of sweet malt, berries and SN, plastic-like yeast. Caramel and bread in the flavour, with some dried fruit. Finish was honey, resin and grass.
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oct, 2012. JDW, Portsmouth. Sweetish with some crystal malt notes and a lingering bitterness. OK, but a bit too much like an average Autumn ale.
Sigmundflower (8) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ottima rossa asciutta gradevole. Schiuma delicata e poco presente. Si beve bene e non stanca.
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Deep copper in colour with a tight, off-white head. Sweet, berry fruits, powdered chocolate and toffee, leading to a yeasty, bitter finish. Ok.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Knights Templar, Chancery Lane 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Mørk gylden. Lavt skum. Lite aroma. Smaken treaktig. Selje. Syrlig bitterhet etter hvert. Under pari.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Complex ale with a sweet malt aroma and mixed malty roasts in a sweet tasting red tinted ale.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Very slight note of chewy caramel in the short nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malt base leads to a maltloaf flavour laced with syrupy dates and soft creamy caramel really evident here. This reminds me of a strong version of Caley 80/? definte notes of Scottish export in this. Slight porickle of dusty hop resins present but short in intensity though. Finish is very malty with toffee/butterscotch sweetness coming through in the mouth. This is a really easy session ESB to drink but beware of the ABV though. Well recommended.
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Soggy, pleasant, cake-like red-bronze affair speckled with lace. Berries, caramel, some red apple aroma. That dank aniseed and toffee hit again. OK but leaning too close to GK/Bateman’s territory and not worth the units.
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at Camperdown Place. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small, creamy off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Sweet, caramelish, toasted and light fruity. Sweet malty and light breadish finish. A bit too sweet and simple for my liking.
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
One-third pint glass, cask at The Knights Templar. Bubbly, patchy surface. Amber coloured body, near-clear. Modest aroma of sweet malts. Caramel malts and burnt sugar in flavour. Sweet malty ending. Medium bodied. Very much on the sweet side (JDWs real-ale festival, London 01.11.2012).