ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at The Kings Arms, Sheppherds Market, London: Yeasty aroma, simple caramel maltriness with a clean, earthy hop finish. Thin body with a moderate kick for a bitter. Decent.
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red fruit and malt aroma, reddish tinged amber with creamy white lacing, tastes a bit like custard cream, its ok.
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is grain.
The taste is dark grains and woody.
The texture is smooth.
s_hartshorne (2254) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask shoulder mutton slaithwaite. Malty roast aroma taste same slight sweet light hoppy bitters. Ok body. Ok at best
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Average British ale. Very drinkable, with caramel malts to the fore. On the lighter side of medium body. Copper brown with a decent head.
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A cloudy, ruby-red beer with a firm, compact layer of foam. It has something nutty in the aroma, but that’s about it. A full bitter, somewhat watery taste bij the lack of carbon, and it leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste which hangs on for a while.
Een troebel, robijnrood bier met een stevige, compacte, lichtbruine kraag. In het aroma zit iets noterigs, maar verder niet veel. Een volle bittere, maar verder waterige smaak door het gebrek aan koolzuur. Een iets bittere nasmaak die even blijft hangen.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(cask) hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of butterscotch and caramel, with a hint of brown sugar, wheat, some smoked eel and sugar icing. flavour is mostly butter, black tea and herbal hops, slightly chalky, with a hint of raisins and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
JoshRaburn (56) - - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh malty notes in the aroma - not the most pleasant but often the best cask beers seem to have that sort of aroma. Not too strong. Slightly weak mouthfeel. Appearance is a little bit cloudy. But, the cask really rewards this type of beer, and the freshness comes through. Quite refreshing, and slightly sharp for a bitter, but otherwise fairly typical bitter.
Arek (560) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask 1 Pint, The Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Miedziane piwo o puszystej pianie i słodowym, owocowym aromacie. W smaku kremowe, słodowe z przyjemną, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of those good old classic English bitters, from a brewery which still works with copper brewing kettles and wooden barrels, at least at the time when I tasted this (2006). Brownish copper-coloured ale with thin, creamy head as expected from an English cask bitter, very malty aroma of caramel and walnuts, sourish touch, delicate aromatic hops. Rounded, supple palate, vague sweetishness, lots of buttermilk-like diacetyl, sourish accent, dried fruits, ending in a thirst-quenching hop bitterness. Stereotypical alright, but at least very decent.
jjsint (1383) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to live in the South West, and I’ve had more bad pints of this beer than you’ve had hot dinners mate. Last time I had this was Newcastle, 2011. But now I’m rating it in perfect condition. Cask at the Boot, St Albans. Light brown with a wispy head of natural carbonation. Aroma is sulphurous, nutty, and biscuity sweet. Taste brings out the astringency and the sweetness simultaneously. Sulphurous bitter finish. Not great, not even good, but certainly not bad. Seek it out in a place that knows how to keep it.