TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at The Falkland Arms in Great Tew (Oxfordshire), dark copper with a white bubbly head. A malty aroma and flavour. A light and smooth palate. A good solid bitter.
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown coloured ale, witrh a light malt nose, and a fairly standard malty fruityness.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Anchor Inn, London. Comes out an amber-brown with a quarter inch foamy, lasting white head that coats. Aroma is subdued, with some grain, caramel, as well as a large blast of dusty hops. Taste is light pitted fruits, floral notes, as well as a toffee backbone that lays over the top of everything. Sweet upfront and in the finish, but pleasantly mild. Moderate-to-strong resinous bitterness in the finish and after. Slight on the tongue, however, and a bit watery.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 hand pull @ argyll arms. Copper with a decent white head. Nose of hops, malt and lemon. Watery toffee malt taste. Flat with a thin malty hop finish. Ok.
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bag O’Nails, London. Light fruity aroma. Translucent apricot color with a fine off-white head. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with light stone fruit - mild malt in the middle - with a fruity hop (light bitter) finish.
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Cask at Duke of Ellington, Southampton. Amber of flowery hops and cinnamon. Fairly sweet with soft mouthfeel and light-medium body. A light minerally tone, some fruity melon flavour. Drier finish with a bit of salt, but not much bitterness. Drinkable but unspectacular.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the clear bronze with orange highlights.
-Feeble caramel and moist, earthy hoppiness whip up an almost lager-like aroma.
-The aroma had properly announced the flavor profile, which is disappointing.
-Body is thin, and emphasizes drinkability, but a little too much to my tastes.
What if you dig deeper?
-Grainy dryness and empty hoppiness is all I can get from the finish.
-This was a boring pint with which I did not want to converse for too long.
On cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toffee malts, fruity at times with quite a bit of spice off the hops. Taste is similarly sweetish toffee with spice running around also.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Handpump. Pours a cloudy orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is woody, oxidized and fruity. The body is somewhat thin, very light CO2, even for real ale. The flavor is equally oxidized. Quite off. The beer is very watery and lacks any real character. Pretty poor beer overall.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mellow, tea-like hoppy smoothness. Lots more sulshur than the bottled version. Big, firm Burton eggs up the nose. Lovely.