DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Solid, rounded, lemon-zested tang. Orange peel and pepper over biscuit crumbs. Hints of Sorachi-like old shrivelled tangerines and anise. Grass and herbs in the blender. Good tangy, husky, perfumed but bitter linger. Thick-collared gold draped with milky lace. Ripe tang of satsuma jelly, perfumed coriander on nose. Bit heavy on the perfume but hard to leave alone..
Osprey87 (1391) - WALES - MAR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct 2012 draught Wetherspoons. Weird - golden colour with porter-like flavour. Smokey, vegetable flavour. Didn’t like it that much.
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden coloured, with a lacy white head. Sweet, tangerine fruit, with some vanilla and roasted malts, leading to dryish finish with a trace of fag ash. Good.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Lys gylden. Litt uklar. Nesten ikke skum. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Tørr syrlig ettersmak. Skjønner ikke hva porternavnet har her å gjøre. Forsøk på å lage en ny stil?
wimpyjoe (3543) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strange to drink a golden ale with a thick head but tastes like a porter. Has a hopped character.
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the George, Croydon. Light hazy gold pour with a white head. Citrus, malt and vanilla nose. Grapefruit, pear and vanilla flavour. Light bitter finish.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Counting House in Glasgow.
Clear blond with a small foamy head. The aroma is apricot, caramel and early on there was some medicinal, eucalyptus like notes. The taste is hoppy with a quite dry finish.
Cunningham (4331) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour with an off white head that leaves a fine lacing. Medium to light body. Moderate sweetness. Mild hoppy and light fruity aroma. Grain, light citric and some fuity and grassy notes. Low carbonation. A bit rare to call it porter.
[On handpull at The West Kirk JDW in Ayr, Scotland]
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One-third pint measure from cask at The Penderels Oak, High Holborn. Patchy surface to an unclear copper coloured body. Dry fruity and pale malty aroma . Notes of plums and honey to the taste buds added by earthy malts. Very dry, bitter ending. Alright, however a bit disappointing (JDWs real-ale festival, London 01.11.2012).
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Gravity cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Gold, negligible white head. Really not a porter. The only hint of any porterishness (is that a word?!) is a creamy mouthfeel/ Other than than, it’s just a bland golden ale - a hint of lemon, perhaps, but little more than that. Well below Titanic’s normal standards.