Rune (8223) - Tromsø, - OCT 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on cask. Amber in colour. Creamy, short-lived white foam. Sweet citrus aroma. Hints of caramel, grape and plums in the flavour. Short bitter finish. Standard bitter (Pillars of Hercules, Soho 18.09.2006)
jmgreenuk (4689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Punch Bowl, West Hallam, Derbyshire. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big malt hop, light citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth malt hop woody bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. A superb pint and very well kept.
elbernays (570) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half at Kettering Park hotel. Pours amber with off white head. Light dark fruits, toast, nut aroma. Flavour is toffee, bread with cherry finish. Light carbonation.
dogbomb (952) - ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask. Nutty brown ale with red tinge and a thick off white head. Nose is spicy- fennel, wood bark... Woodiness is in the taste too. And more spiciness and pepper. A slight nutmeg. Not a great drink for me.
Nocturne (847) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Almost nut brown in shade but with a slight orange tint. White head on top. Tangy and resinous fruitier flavours above some more earthy, slightly burnt, malt flavours below. A little staid and old-fashioned, but good enough.
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at the prince of Wales Wimbledon. Brown clear in colour, thin rim. Unbalanced sweet malty leafy flavours with quite a bit of brown banana and wet dog. Quite terrible
allmyvinyl (3710) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at a visit back to Preston. Dark brown pour, big white head. Overwhelming aromas of banana, and not in a nice-weiss-beer way. Some toffee. Bit odd. Tastes sweet. Possibly not well kept, so switched to the Wainwright. My cousin had four of these, and was apparently sick in the car on the way home. might re-rate in future just to be sure.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Bar Dos Hermanos, Leicester. Chestnut colour. Malty traditional bitter. Nice example and drinkable but nowt special
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jjsint (839) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Secklow Hundred, Milton Keynes. Appearance: a shade lighter than chestnut brown. Big, big, big head (lively barrel)! Aroma of soft malt and fruit mixed with a pleasantly balanced astringency. The taste is nice - a malty sweetness with some bitterness at the end. This is a commendable old-fashioned extra bitter. Nothing too original, but a dependable pint.
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Very short aroma with a faint whiff of rotting vegetation and yeasty dough. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with a vague hint of raisin fruit but little else. Earthy hops impart a weak bitter flavour which fades fast through the aftertaste. Finish has a dilute malty note with a slight metallic tang present in the mouth. This is a poor session bitter, lacking in depth of body and complexity.
gowdy (735) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at The Lord of the Isles at Braehead. A dark brown with a hint of amber. Not too much head.