Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005:
Herbal flowery aroma. Quite sweet and malty with some hint of medicine. A stramge bitter.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 From A Bottle.Brown in colour with a small head,aroma is fruity and hoppy,taste is malty and smooth with light bitter finish.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Cask at Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival. Very malty mid brown beer. Again does not do anything exceptional, a typical best bitter 2.7/5.0
Re-rate Cask handpull at The King & Queen, East Malling. Decent UK best bitter, nice butteryness to the fullish malts, decent earthy hops n nose and finish. VEry suppable. NO less than I would expect from an increasingly promising Kent micro. Even with 2 flies in it, this was good. Really well put together beer.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Market Porter in London. Gold body with a small white head. Light honey notes, fruit, amlt with strong hop profile. Taste is bitter with light fruit and malts. Body is bitter but somewhat smooth and a bit towards the thin side. Finish is bitter with hops and some hints of sour fruit.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on honeymoon at the Market Porter. Cask conditioned draft. Malty, hoppy and some apple noted in the aroma. Flavor was rather dull for this style of beer-mildly bitter and light hop flavor. Lightly tingly and some hops in the mouthfeel. It was great to meet SilkTork, Spiesy, duff and chris_o at this establishment! A fun bunch of ratebeerians to hang out with!
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 5. This cask conditioned draft brew from the Market Porter in London poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles. The body was uncarbonated transparent and brown colored. The aroma was once again of mild dirty socks and the mouth feel was smooth and flat with a mildly bitter malt hop flavor. OK, not much here.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Dull appearance and thin. Boy was this thin. Not really much else I could say about it.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask@Dartford BF. Very, bland boring and dull, perhaps it wsn’t quite ready for serving, but i really couldn’t see it improving, grainy, bitter and dry, green.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer #7 at Dartford Beer Festival, with SilkTork and Duff. I was very pleased to be able to sample beers from the brand new Westerham brewery and we figured we had better get them quick as all the tickers from miles around would be closing in. Appealing copper colour, and that’s where the good part ended. As ST says, this beer was not ready for drinking, despite being clear. Unfortunately, at this festival, whether or not a beer was ready seemed to be judged entirely on appearance. I’ll have to reserve judgment on this one and give it some benefit of the doubt in the marking. Cask (gravity dispense).
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 July 9th, 2004: Dartford Fest. Gravity. Classic best bitter appearance. Marris Otter pale malt aroma - undeveloped. Ah! Ugh. Green. Beyond this being a standard best bitter there wasn’t much else to say. So green I took it back. The poor amatuer bar manager didn’t even bother checking the beer - he muttered that his palate was exhausted from tasting too many beers and immediately took it off from sale. Worrying sign, and an indicator of more bad beers to come!
Sept, 2004: The Market Porter Gathering. Best bitter with apple notes. OK. [2.9]
Dec, 2005. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/26/269 Intent, Rochester. Sweaty, leathery best bitter. Malt is a little out of focus, and the hops blurred. Not that impressed. [2.6]
June, 2006 Bottle conditioned from local Asda Not much evidence of the conditioning. This was rather lifeless. The yeast sediment was a flat stain on the bottom of the bottle. The beer was drinkable and pleasant, but not outstanding - and the lack of freshness was notable. An old fashioned and hoppy beer. The malt is perhaps too thin to do the beer justice. OK. But I feel that given the right conditions this beer could shine. [2.7]