fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish.
Ungstrup (32164) - 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 (22306) - 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.
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at standing order ...deep copper brown ... creamy tan head ... soft sweet roast malts ... long woody bitter front ... some hop ... very bitter linger ... hardwork
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, ruby-golden-brown with a small, foamy white head. Nose has some semi-ripened fruits, some berries and semi-dark fruits, light tang, hints of dry leather. Light sweet flavor with plenty of dried fruits, maybe cherries and berries, some light smokey malts (which seem a bit out of place), mild wood, leather, dirt and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness in the finish with some leathery fruits, dirty and leafy hops, faint toasted grass, and toasty bread. It’s alright overall. Nothing super about it.
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noted this as Bomber Country. Cask at the Hopbine in Cambridge. Dark reddish brown color with a decent head. Sort of a cross between a brown and an ESB. Very flavorful. Very good. I can still recall holding the glass. Note from 10/14/2004.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Clarendon Arms, Cambridge)
Reddish, thin head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of dark berries. Loads of malt in the taste, thick and rich - and with enough nuttiness to keep the taste buds firing. Great ESB.
imdownthepub (12163) - 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 (9270) - 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.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Friar Penketh, Warrington (JDW) 11/08/2002
Mid to dark brown colour and slightly fruity. Lasting roast finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/04/2005
Mid brown colour fruity and malty. Slightly bitter dry roast finish.