SilkTork (5538) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2012. JDW, Rochester. Amber best bitter with roasty and caramel notes. Very pleasant. Indeed, very tasty.
flying_pig (1411) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical cask aroma with a lot of fruit undertones and a hint of berry and orange in there too. There is a light citrus backgroun aroma and touches of hops as well.
Medium, deep amber colour with a thumb sized, foamy white head that stays consistent throughout.
Creamy, fruity taste to begin with that is backed by a lot of bitterness and some lighter hops around the middle. There is some citrus malts as well and a hint of sweetness.
Medium to full bodied and fairly still, bordering on flat with very low carbonation and a lot of bitterness at the end.
A basic cask ale really, slightly flat but that is to be expected I guess. Pleasant enough but slowly becomes a bit of a struggle to finish towards the end.
mr_h (4699) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden ale, medium off-white head, good temperature, quite thin body, caramel and citrus hop aroma, hint of spice in the aftertaste, moderate carbonation
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW. Somewhere between gold and copper with a lasting head. Aroma is caramelly and hoppy. Nice creamy and chewy palate with initial hints of vanilla, a deep fruit cake-like taste and some spicy English hops rounding things off. Good English style IPA, though I can see why it’s been placed in the bitter category.
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a light amber in colour with an off-white head. Plenty of citrus and malts with caramel in the aroma. The taste is malty with notes of chocolate with a dry bitter finish.
berkshirejohn (5956) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. An unattractive dull amber in appearance with a tight cream head; earthy malt aroma; thick in the mouth with muted fruity malt flavours; then some short-lived, but very flavoursome hops, befoire a gently bitter finish. Ok as a bitter, but struggling to be an IPA.
SaintMatty (6746) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Royal Blenheim, Oxford) - Amber with a slight haze. Nuts, tea and citrus in the aroma. Biscuity, malty and hoppy taste with some nutty and roasted notes.
JohnRMurdoch (4319) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Curlers Rest. Toffee malt aroma. Medium brown colour, good head. Strong coffee, chocolate & caramel malt flavour. Chewy texture. A really good big tasting bitter in great condition b
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - Mild citrus and malt
A - Hazy orangey brown
T - Light sweetness with a combo of citrus and hoppy bitterness
P - Medium
O - Interesting I.P.A.... a cross between a Canadian and an English
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, barley and grassy hops. Similar flavours. Moderate carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. Mildly bitter and quite dry. OK.