mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Churchkey, DC cask ($8): Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is not very powerful, but with enough effort you can just make out the fruity notes. I thought that the taste was an improvement on the smell though. Somewhat bitter and finishing with a pleasant bready taste at the end. Obviously, this is easy drinking, but, as others have said, this beer lacks any real complexity.
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask. Clear amber topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/melon, some acetone. taste is moderately sweet, vegetal, some orange, light bread. Light-medium body.
mcberko (9355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, pours clear amber. Strange aroma that is sort of reminiscent of dry caramel malts, English hops and a flatulent-like quality. Flavour is much better than the nose with light dried fruits and dry caramel malts - smooth, creamy palate. Decent.
rosenbergh (8582) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Folly Bridge, Oxford, England.
Clear deep golden colour with small white head.
Weak aroma. Flavour is mild. Some nuts, wood, malt and fruits.
Very ordinary and average English Bitter. Doesn’t stand out in any way.
greenmanalishi (496) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oats, malt, perhaps a little liquorice to the flavour. Palate and overall balance a bit disappointing.
mabel (7447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3177-20100728] Cask. Grainy wet brewery floor aroma with a little steam room sweat. Clear, medium orange amber body with quick foamy off-white bubbles. Grainy malt continues in the flavour. Medium body. Nice for a punt and a pint but an average beer.
(@ Victoria Arms, Oxford, England)
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Cellar, Highworth - 25/9/10. Dark amber coloured with a thin head. Fruity taste and a decent beer.
rubbishystuff (2036) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice balance of malt and hops. A nice reddish color. Pleasant bitter. Serving: Cask
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Royal Oak, Widcombe. Dark golden-amber. Caramelly-toasty aroma with light yeast fruitiness, but also hints of pedio. Toasty character, with light, fruity tartness.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ the "other" Royal Oak" in Bath on Pultney Rd. Red/amber/copper. Scant lace. Aroma is slightly flawed with a possible infection, smells sour and metallic. Some acetone in the flavors too. But, has a very good malt character similar to the Bass Ale profile. Should revisit.