chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - JUL 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Regulation amber colour. Dry, vaguely malty, a touch of earthy hop. Rather thin. A run of the mill session bitter. Nothing wrong with it, but not much to comment on or enthuse about. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival, February 2005.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge (21/07/05). Malty nose with no suggestion of hops. Off-dry with hop flavours and little maltiness in the taste. Strange but not bad.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival 2005 (Thursday). Amber and hazy. Fruity aroma with a bit of sulphur. Dry, fruity and a little sweet and some hop bitterness. Gritty.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, with SilkTork
This beer made it clear to me that a mans liver should not be wasted on crap beer. When there’s lots to sample, then there is much work to be done. Despite the advice of SilkTork, I heroically pushed on with the sampling of all beer by the pint. Trouble was that this beer was very ordinary. So ordinary that I laboured through it for what seemed and eternity, whilst SilkTork was splitting his sides at my dispare. We had a blinder that night at the Wenlock (see the last beer of the night - Mahrs Bräu by SilkTork). Lots and lots of nothing in a glass.
Also sampled cask fresh at the Black Jug Horsham. </br> Bright amber coloured body, sudsy grey head. Strong session bitter, lip smacking and generous. Wonderful bitter indeed, pulled on especially for my thirsty lips. Scored 3.3
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 June, 2003: Wenlock Arms. Beer has a ripe banana aroma with the banana continuing into the flavour. That’s the best that can be said for this watery session bitter - thin body, light hops and a banana skin waved in the general direction of the liquid to provide some kind of taste. Spiesy, the poor bastard, drank a whole pint of this. [1.8]
Jan, 2005: Black Jug, Horsham. This is the dry hopped Black Jug version. Chocolate and coffee notes in a gulpable session bitter. Body is quite light, bordering on lean, but flavours are inviting. Acidic aroma. While at the bar a customer asked for a sample, saying he’d heard it was a bad beer. After the sample he ordered a different beer. Clearly a beer with some character! [2.7]