dynamiteninja (1394) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Lansdowne, Leicester. Medium off-white head, mahogany body. Malty, grass, fruits. Bitter. Bitter finish.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
3rd February 2011
Woolpack Chelmsford. Clear brown beer. Suddy off white head. Sweet dry malt with a touch of fruit. Sweet average beer!
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask (handpump) at the Woolpack, Chelmsford on 3 February 2011. Warning! You are now entering a hop-free zone. Copper colour with a slight reddish tinge. It’s all creamy caramel on the nose. Full of sweet, sticky malt in the flavour. No appreciable hop presence to provide respite. Sweet and watery on the palate - not a good combination. Rubbish. I see that other reviews have not been too critical so this might not have been in peak condition. Can’t say I’ll be rushing back to form a second opinion though. I’m not sure this is actually a recreation of an old Tolly Cobbold beer, but more an attempt to exploit the brewery name.
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Prince Regent, Cambridge)
6 Sweet bready malty beer.
4 Deep orange, small head.
6 Simple rich malty taste, one might say "brown". Some slightly supfury hops in there too, I guess that’s Green King reinventing the Tolly Cobbold taste.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Full, but brief malty finish.
12 Simple, but a decent traditional dark bitter.
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask; Gypsy Queen; Beighton, Sheffield -- Nice light, cream cloloured head with a beautiful deep amber appearance. An deep but not particularly inspring aroma. The first mouthful was very promising with a warming toffee flavour but it failed to excite for long as there seemed to be little else going on. It was not as heavy as you have thought from its appearance and taste, making for an easy drink all the way down. It was a decent pint and I would drink again depending on what else was on offer.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask, The Woolpack, Chelmsford
Creamy-white lacing, redish-brown colour, aroma is chestnuts, cream, tofffee. Taste is floral hops, toffee, caramel, soy-source, astringent yeast, heavy malts, really poorly balanced, awful top end bitterness, bland boring, bah.
JanEric (960) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Grapes, Oxford. Amber coloured, normal head. Aroma is hops and some souriness. Reasonable bitter taste with sourish notes. Reasonable finish. Good thirstquencher, also by the sorishness.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. An amber coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A malty bitter with an earthy taste but hardly any aroma. Very ordinary as expected.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Cask handpull, The Shovel, Lye, West Mids. Chestnut with orange edges, tight beige collar. Vague cask and nuttiness aroma. Drab and slick with generic caramel, flavourless cherry, boiled sweets, astringency. Cheap, lazy brewing. Piss poor.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at Druids Arms, Maidstone. Reddish brown, thin beige head. Diacetyl jumps out of the glass with a touch of fruit. Diacetyl bomb with some red fruits. I would rather drink GK IPA than this and I had to pay £1.55 for the pleasure of a half pint. Fruity bitter with not much body, too much butter and not much hop.