chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Old bottle, best before August 2001, presumably from the Silk Shropshire Stash. Darkish amber colour. Nothing but cardboard in the aroma. Less cardboard but more tin in the flavour. Well past it. Not entirely undrinkable. Wouldn’t expect this to be a beer for aging and it wasn’t. Although I now see I rated it higher at this age than Mes did when fresh. Flagged for re-rate anyway.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(br-btl, rd/bk-lbl w/ S text)
gold-opaque, §head, ^co2, sour §hop fruity §bitter, ~thru
harrisoni (16849) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The New Wheatsheaf, Borough. Given it a good 30 mins to open up. Mid brown lasting beige head. Spicy aroma. Some malt, some hop, soe yeast all on aroma. Bit of pukie malt in mouth but the spicy hop finish is decent enough. Good hop sting. Bit of syrup for a 5% beer. Thought it was stronger. Had to decant it to get rid of some of the bottled gas. Some fresh raisin. OK.
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unlear medium orange amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide malt, old celler, cardboard. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good solid Bitter. Doesn’t do anything special, but has a good balance between malt profile and hop body. Easy drinking. Would love to have this on tap.
mkel07 (4933) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
275ml bottle. Deep orange to ruby in colour, murky and hazy with no head, only a ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Strong fruity aroma of peaches and apricots with some hop undercurrents. Strong bodied with a good texture and mouthfeel and nice aftertaste.
Stew41 (1904) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all. A classic bitter style with balls. Dark apricot in colour with a very thin head. Very clear. Nose is fairly traditional but shows a slighly cooked / heavy malt note. Caramel, toffee and mild fruits drive the flavour. lots of malts here and I couldn’t really pick up much in the hop department. Late bitter kick.
gnoff (9471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Bishops Arms, Västerås)
On March 16, 2005
Clear golden to amber color, medium off-white head. Malty sweet and caramel scent. Taste is similar to the smell. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good head on misty brown pour,ample carbonation,aroma chocolate,malt,caramel.Flavour ceisp caramel,hop at first,light malt,chocolate weak,now a taste of bitter or salted cocoa.not really a winner.Finish bitter,bad.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber body with a decent white head. Hops mainly on the nose to me, grapefruity, thin in body and the bitterness is delightful although a 275ml bottle just wasn’t enough for me.