Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer on draught - had about 4 times (2011-12) and always v good. Didn’t record tasting notes so number only rating.
Theydon_Bois (5508) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 30/09/12.
Clear golden amber with a decent white head.
Light fruit tones on the nose, malt, citrus and a little caramel.
Taste follows with orchard fruits and hops dominating.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation leading to a crisp finish.
Decent enough offering.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, 24th Nov 2010. Clear amber with a line of white head. Balanced, highly drinkable best bitter. Gentle malt nose, flavour is a nice mix of toffee, tea and soft citric bitterness.
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at marble ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft fruit mellow hop nose ... light sweet toffee hop ... some juicy fruits ... ok
imdownthepub (9213) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Wheatsheaf, Southwark, London. Gold with white head. Surprisingly sweetish, lightly hopped malty bitter, some leafy notes, just a touch peppery, spicy, a little underwhelming.
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at London Brewers Showcase. Pours a clear, light orange with a filmy white ehad. Aroma like an Oktoberfest, malty with some spice and nuts. Fairly sweet flavor with bread, fruit and bare bitters. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with lingering bread malts. Nice beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Brwon sweet malt, dusty old cellar, sweaty?. Not hot at all.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Charles Dickens, Southwark SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly nutty aroma. Sweetish malty nutty an slightly hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty nutty and hoppy finish.
bobinlondon (1243) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Blond with a healthy white head. A well balanced beer without any outstanding flavours. Fresh and enjoyable.
BeerViking (1825) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 Cask at the Prince of Wales, Twickenham. Tawny/copper coloured with a small but long-lasting head and a nutty, woody aroma. Quite full-bodied, with a grainy character which developed into a fruity (hints of mulberries) and malty bitterness. The aftertaste was sweet and initially just a bit cloying, but then a cleaner bitter chocolate taste came through, running into a long-lasting bitter finish.
Re-rated at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. This year’s is a dark orange-brown with a coarse white head. Piney hops on the nose, then the palate brings bitter oranges, nuts & dry malt, it turns sweet on the tongue before segueing into a clean astringent finish.