AshtonMcCobb (1459) - Edinburgh, - MAY 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours amber with a proportionate head. The nose is mostly resinous. The taste has toffee and resin. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a cloying finiah. Overall, not great.
jmgreenuk (1305) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Cross Keys, Wooten Bassett. Medium amber pour, light frothy head with heavy lacing. Light fruity aroma leading to a sour citrus taste. Quite smooth and a very drinkable English ale if the slightly sour nature of the beer is your cup of tea.
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BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear 500ml bottle; best before Apr 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Aug 2012.
The beer label asks for the beer to chilled (very slightly), so it has been.
Amber body, clean, clear and healthy looking: off-white to cream coloured head of bubbles set it off nicely.
Weak nose of mild maltiness and mini hoppiness, even as the chilled beer warmed it still didn’t produce much in the way of an aroma.
I enjoyed the uncomplicated taste: a pleasant blend of flavours, understated hoppiness and some semi-sweet malts (toffee and caramel notes) to give the brew a well balanced feel.
Smooth mouthfeel and an easy drinking beer: had it cask in Gloucester many years ago, enjoyed it then too.
dynamiteninja (1114) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned. The Old White Swan, York. Gold body. Medium white head. Sulphur, malt, fruit, hops, bubblegum. Bittersweet, Dry finish. Watery palate.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this bitter in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in August 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale mahogany in colour with thin white head quickly disappearing. Slight smokey malt on nose with thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt complexes giving a digestive tea biscuit malt base with summer berries in flavour. Very slight hop note to give a dry smoked wood finish. A decent session bitter.
PaulW (80) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good session bitter. Good malty sweetness, balanced out with hops. Great light brown bitter, looks like a classic British pint.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Lord Moon in the Mall, Whitehall SW1. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.
ALLOVATE (2109) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump@ The Powder Monkey, Exmouth, Devon.
An attractive number; bright tawny amber with a compact, tight white crown of foam that lasts the length. Burnt toast, dust, old hops and wood on the nose, very soft, shortlived. Woody, smoky, matchstick and biscuity malt palate with drawn orange and lemon peel notes, dusty hops and a hint of iced tea. Drops of peppery but very short. no aftertaste despite the assertive malt flavours. Clean and light, the body is featherweight. An easy session beer, just doesn’t excite as I’d hoped.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Radical Road. Pours a golden brown colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, barley and treacle. Caramel and treacle flavours, mild carbonation and a long, dry and fruity linger of plums.
JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cadk @ The Crystal Palace JDW. Medium brown colour, good head. Caramel malt aroma. Grassy caramel malt flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. Bog standard bitter.