dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fark gold, slightly hazy, coarse carbonation with a tight head. Fresh hoppy aroma, with a touch of crystal sweetness there too. In your face hop bitterness which is still somehow smooth, and hard no to enjoy.
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lip smacking good. More and more pubs now have this since Madge had her say. Sometimes its good and sometimes its zippy but sometimes it lets you down. On form this is delicate and o so yummy.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned. Dull appearance. Earthy, citric, perfumed hop aroma. Moderate sweetness and thirst quenching bitterness. Creamy but refreshing body. Not in top condition a very variable beer on cask.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Cask conditioned. A multi-award winning beer which deserves its accolades when on top form. A light brown very hoppy beer with citrus fruits - particularly grapefruit - flavours. Very enjoyable and moreishScore 3.5
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2, 3.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.1, 2.4 and 3.9. Average becomes 3.2
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Wetherspoons, S/land; Looks the business, great condition... aroma and taste do not disappoint in the slightest. Wonderful hop aroma, well balanced palate, with underlying bitterness, some fruit notes. A quality ale!!
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown colour. Fruit and spice in the aroma, but a hint of sulphur too. Quite complex and well-balanced on the palate, but seemed a little duller and less vibrant than I remember it. Fruit dominates the finish, but some bitterness comes through. Decent stuff, but I think it needs to be in peak condition to really impress and this wasn't - perhaps getting near the end of the barrel. Handpump, Dog & Duck, Soho, London W1 (one of the few remaining genuine traditional pubs in Soho, but invariably jam-packed), December 2003.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity aroma, nice soft level of carbination with a nice overarching bitterness.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask conditioned] Very good and rather complex brew. Hoppy apple aroma. Fruity and fresh flavour.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 (Cask Conditioned) Golden color English ale with medium, white head. Interesting flavor and complexity.
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When on form this is a splendidly dry, hoppy pint with good fruits (pear drops and lemon!). Oxidises quickly and becomes thin and one-dimensional with age, so get your pints when the cask first comes on!