Jonb5 (406) - Greater London, - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint from JDW real ale festival. Copper colour, slight haze, one finger head which it held well. Very hoppy aroma, particulary Goldings. Tasted a bit watery, notes of citrus fruit, slightly bittersweet, bitter finish. Thin texture, had a slightly coarse edge, minimal carbonation. Overall looked good, aroma promised much but didn’t quite deliver.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 8 Nov 2012. Poured a slightly hazy copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of flat malt, caramel and light tropical fruits. Fairly lacking in flavour; a little grassy hop, toffee and toasted malt. Finish was funky, with cooked fruit and mild acidity. Not in great condition.
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. Pale and juicy. Biscuit malt with a light citric jam. Very nice.
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by hand-pump at The Royal Scot, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin cream head, resinous, malty, grain aroma, sweet caramel, toffee, oily feel, good carbonation, prolonged malty aftertaste
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Philharmonic, Liverpool. Copper and clear with a thin loose beige head. Very muted aroma of malt, raisins, biscuit. Deep fruity bitter initial taste with sweetness taking over quite quickly. Medium body. Abrupt finish. A beer that delivers well enough but doesn’t inspire. I can’t imagine wanting another one.
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales Feathers, Warren Street. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma malt, caramel and a hint of citrus. A little sweet on the palate. Maybe a little past it’s best.
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Feathers, 25/07/14.
Lightly hazed brown, beige head.
Nose is a little musty, orchard wood, apple skin, rather dull.
Taste comprises light caramel, musty, green apple, orange marmalade, bready malt pangs.
Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Classic boring brown bitter!
AdiBeer (1752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light bread malts, light caramel. Appearance: clear dark gold, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, very light malty notes, not much else. Overall: sun-standard Bitter, too bland on aroma and palate. Pint at Hornimans at Hay’s, London Bridge.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Scarborough Arms, Leeds. Pours clear dark amber, thick creamy head. Aromas of toffee, light citrus. Taste is light sweet, more citrus bitterness. Good.
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - dark amber to chestnut. Nice fluffy head.
Nose - sweet malt with a fresh note that is somewhere between citrus and orchard.
Taste - more apples plus sweet malt and just a touch of citrus again.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - really enjoyed this. Beer of the day.
DanielBrown (3999) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Shakespeare (Summer Row), Birmingham. Fairly OK Bitter. Refreshing, crinkled nose jagger. Paled froth imparter. Hast merit.