Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pint at the Wetherspoons in Wimbledon. Reddish brown with a small head. Caramel malt aroma and a sweet, nutty malt taste. Like the bottled version, distinctly average.
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - Hobgoblin, Canterbury. Poured an amber with a thin off-white head. Fruity malt aromas reminiscent of raisins and a caramel undertone. Medium in body and smooth on the palate. A tincture of floral hops amongst the standard, but nicely enduring, bitter hop taste. The flavour seemed less pronounced than the bottled version.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Bun Shop, Cambridge)
Brown, thin head. Toffee maltiness on the nose. Rich brown hoppiness, apple, woody and walnutty. Also some raisininess too. Sturdy malt base too - good strong bitter.
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is really nice toffee, caramel wood and hops. Flavour is hops, toffee and quite much wood. Really pleasantly balanced thing.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-GBBF. Copper with a lasting white head. Grass and toffee aroma. Rather harsh bitterness.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Volunteer, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire. Dark amber. Sweet caramel aroma and taste, fading to a slight fruitiness. Bitter finish. Not bad.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF07. Sweet aroma with raisin and vanilla. Brown color, beige creamy head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, vanilla, light bitter, very soft mouthfeel. Funny to see that I didn’t find much difference between the pasteurized bottled version and the cask version.
anders37 (18721) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints. Hasa slightly roasted malty finish with some caramel.
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Silk Mill, Derby. A chestnut body with an off-white head; slightly spicy aroma; fruity, malty and spicy; sweet and warming finish with an underlying bitterness. Not as good as the bottled version in my opinion.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[CASK: The Faulkners, Altrincham, 17/03/07] I consumed alot of ale on St Patricks Day this year but was delighted to come across an old favorite on Cask. This is one of my all time favorite ales and is a delicous dark and strong ale. A must try.