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Wadworth / Fat Headís Rocket Man

Formerly brewed at Wadworth
Style: Amber Ale
Devizes, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask: Special - brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Wadworth Brewery, Devizes, UK, in 2014 by Matt Cole, Fat Headís Brewery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 11th May 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale russet in colour with a thin white head. Very weak malt noted in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a bland digestive biscuit base with a hint of raisin fruit just about detectable. Tastes far, far weaker than the strong ABV suggests Managed to pick up some bitter hop resins lurking in the bland excuse of an aftertaste. Finish is very watery with the malt struggling to be noted as an afterthought. This was a poor session Amber Ale and I would not recommended this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2014
Cask @ JDW The Linen Hall, Enniskillen [110614]
Caramel amber, clear, very thin off white head, some lacing. Nose has some caramel, soft toasted malts, bit mineraly, soft yeast. Taste of toasted malts, soft spicy English hops, bit twiggy, fairly malty, getting a dab of that Wadworth yeast and minerals Iím not a fan of - better that itís only a soft nuance here. Palate has a medium body, soft bitter hops. Finish as main flavour, fairly dry. Better than usual from this brewery but not wow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cask pint in my local Spoonís on 9th June 2014. Pours an amber/chestnut colour with an off-white head. Malt lead and finish with some hop action in the middle. Decent enough with a mildly fruity note or two within the taste and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cask at the Queen Hotel (JDW), Aldershot. Amber with a tight cream head; aroma of roasted malts and nuts; smooth grainy body with a fruity taste and some chocolate malts; pleasantly bitter with a dry chocolate finish. Amber Ale? My guess would be that this was intended to be a Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2014
Cask JDW. Amber pour with a small creamy head, aroma is malty, bitter and floral. Taste is malty, earthy, bitter, light body and slightly thin. Nice though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Ruby brown, deep but clear. Foamy off-white head. Smells of raspberry, leather, slight unwelcome sourness, hints of chocolate malt. Taste is a fruity bitter/sourness, jarring at first but then tempers. Definite malt supremacy in the taste. Average premium ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask in Wetherspoons Bar, O2 Centre. Bright red colour, thick white head, looks great. A full flavoured red ale, crystal malts, earthy hops, good bitterness, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1822) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium cream colour head. Amber body. Nutty, hops, red fruit. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at the moon under water Watford JDW. Aroma is toasted nuts, some roast, cranberry and red berry fruits. Clear bright amber coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Flavour is nutty, toasted malts, semi sweet brown sugar. Then later apple and berry fruits in the finish. Medium body lowish carbonation. Whiff of butter roast and solvent in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at the William Stanley, South Norwood. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, dried berry, wood, varnish and pear. The taste is bitter, wood, pine, leather, dried berry, boiled sweets, toasty, hop astringency with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough.

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