tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown red whit minimal tanned head leaving some lacing on the glass. Nice malty aroma with chocolate and coffe. Flavor same plus some notes of fidges. Acidy lean on palate. Finish is longlived bitter hoppy.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 06-04-10 Pours reddy brown with an off-white head. The nose is maty. Taste is bitter with bitter toffee showing straight away, there is a tang of dark fruits, its ok. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask as "Foley’s Celebration" at Mr Foley’s Alehouse in Leeds. Dark brown with a grainy toasted malt aroma. Chocolately malty flavour on a balanced palate.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark amber with a small white head. Barnyardy straw taste, followed by a beautiful sweet maltiness with a distinct and slightly sour fruitiness. A pleasant mid bitter finish. Mixed opinions on this beer. I see where the criticism is coming from, but I thought the overall effect was excellent.
Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ York Brewery, november 07. Clear, very dark copper color with some orange hues and a medium white head. Roasted peanuts with some caramel notes flavor and a dry mineral finnish. Medium to light palate, coating flavor with mineral notes. Warming, dry finnish. Nice cross between toffee and roasted peanuts on the nose. Quite good mild.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Last Drop Inn York 3 May 06. Red brown colour. A nice creamy head. Well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Enjoyable.
peter48er (169) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask dispense @ Freshfield Hotel, Formby 2006 Beer Festival. Beer of the festival ( out of 25) for me. Fullbodied, dark appearance, with sweetness and bitterness well balanced. Very much in the ESB mold and well suited to cold winter evenings in front of the roaring pub fire(s). Another winner from a fine brewery.
Nekronos (3184) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little interesting, it was dark, and a little sweet in aroma, very hopy but different in that smelling.
JonMoore (1581) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown to chestnut colour with a steady, creamy white head. Very smooth and drinkable, but I found this lacking in bitterness. Dominated by malt, a bit unbalanced. Quite enjoyed it though.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at Folkestone Wetherspoons. Chestnut colour with bubbly beige head. Perfumed hop nose, followed by attack of milk chocolate malt. Finish has good bitterness to it. Unfortunately the aroma doesn’t go with the malt at all, and is completely off balance. This nice perfumed nose and then chocolate. No I don’t think so. Well presented but just doesn’t work