JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at 3 Greyhounds. Rich golden aroma, very nice orange marmalade and light spiciness. Flavour shows excellent balance with notable grainy/earthy UK malts set against fresh spicy hops. It’s getting harder and harder to differentiate among these middle strength UK bitters... I’m not sure how the Brits do it. FWIW, this one is excellent.
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask @ The Old Bakery (Kenilworth), The Clarendon Arms (Kenilworth), and The Wenlock Arms. It was very interesting for me to taste this beer in various conditions, but I’ll just rate at its best (which happened to be at the Wenlock). Light amber in colour with aromatic notes of pear, caramel, and both herbal and earthy hops. Bready and caramel malts in the mouth, along with sone dark spice, earth, and a bit of grassy hop. Well balanced indeed. A classic.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of malt and hops with a creaminess associated with an ESB. Pours a copper beer with a full white head. Taste is malty with toffee sweetness balanced with some really nice hops. A great British beer.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy / citrus / sulphur. Taste is earthy / caramel / slightly metallic although pretty drinkable.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Headless, but very tight beer, mineral, firmly bitter, refreshing acid and dry. Excellent.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. At The Duke of Wellington on The Strand, Covent Garden, London. Clear, pale amber, with an average off-white head. Slightly pungent, funky herbal hop aroma backed by grainy-wheaty malt. The taste is low-level bitter herbal hops, slightly acidic, with a long grainy finish. The body’s nice and chewy, solid astringency, very soft yet complex mouthfeel. Excellent - much more interesting than many bitters, I loved that acidity.
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Tennents Bar, Glasgow, the day after RBESG 2007) Golden color, small head. Quite weak aroma. Hoppy, grassy flavor with some fruits.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Chamberlain. Dark amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, earthy and slightly caramelly. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, quite grassy and caramelly. Pleasant one.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow.
Clear golden colour. Bit eggy and light sweet malty with good flavouring hops and medium bitterness.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. In appearance, aroma and flavour, very much a classic bitter - simple, balanced beer. A bit of woodiness to the flavour but this didn’t taste like a beer that’s been supreme British champion four times. Looking down the comments, it seems that it can vary from average to sublime - I must have caught it at the former.