DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Quite an attractive pour, aroma of slightly burnt malt, no hops at all.
Taste was different like i cant figure out what it was, decent all the same, maybe a bit thin though. Malty, burntness, caramel maybe.
A decent session beer, good for wetherspoons anyway. Rerate: rubbish.
Wetherspoon beer fest - kirky puffer (may 05)
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Cask at The Rover, Gothenburg
Redbrown with almost no aroma at all.
A bit thin, but soft and smooth.
Flavour from chocolate and some prune.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from Eurobrew’s Legendary Alehouse (?): It poured a clear amber body with a modest off-white head. The nose is caramel with some toffee and a hint of apples. These are balanced by a mild floral bitterness in the taste. It seemed a bit flat, but that’s perhaps because my palate isn’t used to cask brews from England.
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Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 At the Abbey. Clear dark copper-red with thick tight tan head that is nice and natural looking and leaves scant lacing. Caramel malt aromas are fresh and fruity: apples and pears. Nice mouthfeel. Good bready flavors with just a hint of diacetyl that is ever so slight and well-integrated. Overall a generic brew but drinkable, and much nicer than it is in the bottle: the cask version lets the flavors shine.
revisited @ The Hobgoblin, Bath. Red-brown with thick cask head. Aroma has buttery biscuity malts. Palate is a bit oily. Good fruitiness in the body. Bready finish. Not bad altogether--5-4-6-3-12
SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 5% abv Feb, 2004: White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Average. Strong in aroma and flavour, but average in quality. [2.9]
4.5% abv Feb, 2009 Who’d Ha’ Thought It, Rochester One of my favourite locals, and I’m here to meet up with an old friend, so we’re in for a session, and all he has on is Abbott, Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin - all 4.5% or higher. I elect to go for the Hobgoblin even though I enjoy the other two beers, because i have fond memories of Hobgoblin drunk in the old Hobgoblin pubs, and also because I don’t often see it in the cask. I gave it a good go, but three pints later i switched to the Hen. This lacks hops, and the malt is neither clean nor malty enough - it’s a dreary mess really - heavy, with a vague, banana and dark fruit flavour in a brown splodge. And this beer is reasonably fresh because I was in here yesterday and he didn’t have the Hobgoblin on. [2.6]
jbrus (4992) - 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.
gunnar (4875) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Beiaard, Amsterdam.Pours amber with a small white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet, floral, wood and spices, ends hoppy bitter. Smooth mouthfell.
altonbrownd (4618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Cask at Coco’s Outback, Amsterdam. Nice amber body with medium head. Malty and fruity nose. Sweet and spicy taste with fruits and malts. Really punchy and went down well watching Barcalona beat United. Bitter in the finish.
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Queens Hotel pub on 2008-07-03) Dark amber. Clear. Small white head. Malts and yeast in nose. Medium palate. Malts, yeast and bitterness in taste.
berkshirejohn (4209) - 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.