imdownthepub (12797) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Copper with white head. Quite a dry, bitterish beer with a dry nutty note, walnut perhaps and a little boiled grain. A pretty reasonable beer and good flavour delivery for the ABV.
berkshirejohn (5821) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Copper with a tight cream head; earthy malt aroma; soft and rather thin, with a malty caramel taste; and a dry finish. Rather ordinary.