RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Draught. A lovely pint. Malty, slightly sweet flavour. Some nutiness as well. Very drinkable, despite being around 5% I have drunk this for hours.
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Three Nuns, Loughborough. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish. A ’drinks below its gravity ’ beer.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 JDW Rochester A tangy and juicy sweet traditional bitter. Appearance is a heavy dark copper with a fast vanishing natural bubble head. Mouthfeel is fresh and gently seductive with a slight oily texture. The malt and hops are well integrated giving a superb balance. There's a nuttiness and a twiggy flavour, with just a suggestion of chocolate. There are even hints of heather honey and a smack of leather. Exceptionally pleasing with a pleasant jam and mouldy pear aroma.
Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. A great beer drunk in a great pub - the CAMRA National Pub of the Year - and it turns out to be rather less than experienced last time. Despite a good start the beer quickly turned watery with a vanishing peppery/curry finish. Add to that a yeasty old socks aroma, and something has gone wrong here! I scored it 2.4, but won't adjust my previous score which was based on two full pint samples.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby/amber colour. Served a bit cold. Subtle roasty malt and fruit aroma. Well balanced malt and hops in the taste. Surprisingly dry for the dark colour. Medium bodied. Clean and lasting finish. Nice bite and no residual sweetness. An excellent supping pint that drinks below its alcohol content. Quite complex and everything comes together well. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Falkland Arms, Gt. Tew, Oxon. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Nicely balanced sweet malty beer, toffee and cereal notes, warming alcohol character. A little finishing hoppiness.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in colour. This is a malty, fruity beer with light roast notes and a touch of toffee. Good.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brown beer with a very nice head. It has a slight fruity aroma. The flavor is very pleasant smooth and complex with a nice malt sweetness and an OK bitterness.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled cask conditioned. Chestnut brown. Ashy aroma. Starts fruity with hints of figs, but finishes off dry and slighlty salty. A nice and rather complex cask ale.
jonas (5281) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tried cask-conditioned. Nice chocolate looks. Slight hop aroma and taste with a light body. Nice, but no remarkable characteristics that stick out.