downender (5191) - 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 (3090) - 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 (1676) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, 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 (1204) - 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 (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, 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 (25947) - 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 (6125) - 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).
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), York. White head, amber body. Caramel, chocolate, hoppy. Sweet, with a dry finish.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at standing order ... red ... thin off white head ... soft.. toffee malt nose ...soft woody spicy malt (that red beer taste) ... dry linger ... light bitter malts
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Amber, nice cream top. Sweet malt aroma. Fulsome malty taste, with some salt encrusted iced bun. Well balanced mit long, dry ending. A successful interpretation.