DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, 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..
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 6 Nov 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of big malt, vanilla and golden syrup. Some flowery hop flavours, with bready malt and treacle. Finish was peal, mango and toasted malt.
SilkTork (5252) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oct/Nov 2012. JDW, Brighton. Pale thin gold. Citric rush - fresh, clean, and invigorating. Very tasty. Very moreish. Lovely.
Osprey87 (1958) - 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 (6445) - 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 (4363) - 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 (4346) - 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 (2143) - , 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 (4775) - 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]