Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, matte brown-gold with a light, white foam head. Dry brown bread nose, some toast, light leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty malts, toasty semi-dark sugars, light crunchy grains. Light in body with fine carbonation. Good condition. Toasted bread finish with light grapes, dry grains, mild leafy bitterness. Good balance. Very nice bitter overall.
berkshirejohn (3643) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Golden amber with a tight cream head; somewhat fruity aroma; to start there are some slightly sour apples, then some caramel, giving a sort of tarte tatin combination; and the finish is dry and cidery. Not bad, but not special.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this amber beer. A little dried fruits. Mild bitterness. A little bit of apple. Semi dry finish. Meh!
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint: hand-pulled on 6th Oct 2012 in the Wolverhampton Wetherspoons. They must have spent hours at the brewery thinking up the name of this beer (because it isnít special).
Pours a deep amber/cooper colour, mine had a thin white head on top for a while.
Malty nose and taste but bland from start to finish. If Iím being kind it did have some caramel and mild toffee notes in an otherwise boring reviewing/rating attempt. Lacked some of everything a íSpecialí beer should have (life, taste and umph).
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at GBBF 2012 ... copper ... thin white head ... soft musty toffee nose .. dull fruits ... light mellow toffeee malt.
SarkyNorthener (606) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@moonunderwater(jdw). Copper colour small white head good pacing. Mild roasted malt aroma. Taste of roasted malts, hint of coffee and caramel. Good bittering. Very smooth. A really good dark bitter.
wimpyjoe (1676) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden going on copper coloured, and fairly standard stuff. Has little nose and little flavour, although is crisp enough to palate.
fairwater (101) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Back of Beyond. Mid-dark amber, small head. Slightly nutty, maybe a bit of caramel. Nothing that special, to be honest.
jmgreenuk (1284) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Medium amber pour with a nice long lasting frothy head. Malty aroma and a smooth malty, slightly bitter taste with chocolate notes. A great ale for a session.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, rasin, some ripe fruit and mild floral notes. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, floral, wooden and resiny with some mild chocolate and nutty notes in the finish.