DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at The Alex in Derby 08/02/05.
Without a sparkler.
Mid amber brown colour.
Nice clear looking beer. Malty & creamy. Bitter tang in the aftertaste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ The Rock of Gibraltar, Oxon, UK Backlog 21 Oct 2004
The pumpclip jumped at me as I opened the door to the pub, begging me...no, demanding me to drink. So... Thank you, pumpclip! What a great beer. And that as the first from a brand new brewery! What will become of this? It is a very refreshing and hoppy beer. Still full bodied and sweet. And a bit malty too.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned at The White Horse, Oxford. Golden beer with White fluffy head. Wow, thought I had missed out, this beer went in a session at Oxford beer Festival and was also voted Beer of the Festival, but there was a rumour that The White Horse pub had craftily placed it on. I was instantly impressed with a very hoppy fragrant light bitter. Long sweetish tangy flavours, hints of marmalade and lemon zest. This was the perfect finish to a long day, an exceptionally well brewed craft bitter, lovely.