DanielFullard (24) - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, - OCT 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask; special for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. Bit of a nothing flavour wise
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours copper, thin, crisp, sweet toffee, light bitterness.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct, 2013. JDW, Rochester. Clean; biscuit and fudge malt with just a bit too much hops for my taste. Not that enjoyable, but at least its drinkable.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Sweet, biscuity malts, slightly floral hops, mercifully no trace of the house yeast character, and a decent, bitter finish. Good.
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint, local ’spoons. Clear amber with a good white head, nice lacing. Odd, almost rubbery, nose, but has underlying hoppy character. Nice balanced hop/flavours so kind of redeems itself there! Good pint overall tho!
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly foam. Aromas are mixed berries and autumn leaves with base toffee and biscuit. Toast with woody, light floral notes. Flavours are sweet, dry biscuit with mixed autumn fruit and leafy notes. Hints of mineral with spritzy yeast. I find this kind of beer a bit of a mishmash. Some hints of plastic. It’s OK.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 October. Poured an attractive clear copper with a dense white head and good lacing. Aroma was Fuggle hops, with mild sulphurous overtones and a slight metallic edge. Flavour was malty with some toffee and bitter pine needles. Finish was more toffee/ caramel with some straw and stale malt.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Kings Highway, Inverness, 18/10/13.
Dark amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is a little thin, biscuit malt, light fruit notes (of the dark variety).
Taste comprises corn, cereal, earthy, dark fruit tang, light malt notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, nice feel and in good nick.
Looks good, feels good but ultimately boring with little going off in the middle. Blandometer to dark amber ....
mike_77 (4324) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is quite stale and woody, not pleasant at all. The flavour is ok though. Some chocolatey malts and fresh hops.
undercurrent25 (1699) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter taste followed by some cerealy and biscuity tastes, not bad, had better though
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale straw with a ring of white head; leafy hoppy aroma; full Fuggles flavour with a dry biscuity body; and a touch of spicy bitterness and warmth to finish. A robust country-style bitter, far better than I was expecting.