jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s deep amber brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is roasted grain, chocolate malts, some coffee. The taste is sweet coffee creamer, some butter, more chocolate and roasted wood. Toffee, mild berry on the finish. The body’s a bit thin and watery. Overall, fairly decent.
Fin (6636) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Near Wantage, Oxon purchased and consumed at home 28.08.12 Pours chestnut, good clarity with off-white head. A little nutty, some bitterness, earthy with just a little citrus maybe. Soft in the mouth a little plappy as Loz would call it, I think that I think lacks a little freshness. Fine. A6 A4 A7 P3 Ov13 3.3
downender (5614) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Medium brown with an off-white head. Malty beer with some chocolate, toffee and dark fruits, leading to a moderately bitter finish. Fine.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Willow Walk, Victoria 2 Nov 11. JDW festivaløl. Dyprød. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Lavt skum som nesten blir helt borte. Vassen smak. Ettersmaken litt syrlig & tørr.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 06/12/12. A chestnut coloured beer with a grey bubbly head. A proper malty Wintery ale. Crunchy malts in the aroma. Dry and slightly roasty in the mouth. Some fruits too. Pretty good.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Metropolitan, JDW, Marylebone NW1. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty nutty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty bitter nutty caramel finish.
wimpyjoe (2265) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty ale with a sweet finish. Toffee is the most evident flavour, but not overstated.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask from the JDWs real ale festival menu at Willow Walk. Bubbly, beige head over a ruby-amber body. Dried fruits and mid-sweet malts to the nose. Blended flavour of caramel malts and dark fruits. Dry, malt bitter aftertaste. Pleasing (London, 02.11.2012).
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Assembly House, London. Pours clear brown with a light, tan cream head. Nose holds dirt and cocoa, some burnt leaves. Light sweet flavor, some bitter, charred malts, leafy bitterness, baking cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Earthy bitterness to finish with further notes of dirty cocoa. Not bad.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden deep amber to hazzlenut brown with a small off white and creamy head. Aroma is mild fruity and breadish. Bitter, toasted malty and breadish to caramelish. Dry roasted and breadish finish.
cgarvieuk (12183) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Sorder ....ruby brown ... nice creamy tan head ... soft sweet toffee malt nose ... juicy roast malt fruits ... light bitter ... light hop linger