Cristobal37 (325) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Malty sweet bitter. It reminded me of New Belgium’s Fat Tire, only it tasted better. Off the cask it retained the rounded flavor, but with less bubbles it was, in fact, more enjoyable. Not bad.
stravale (2391) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness 
Amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of light ffruits, soft sweet caramel
Taste of soft fruits, soft caramel malts, light bitter hops, hint of honey, touch of toasted malts, bit of bread
Palate - Medium body, fairly oily, some sweet malts in there with a light hop bitterness. Finish as main flavour, slight hint of biscuit, bit oily
Overall - Average brown bitter, not too bad, better than expected, but I wouldn’t call it special
The_Osprey (2785) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014
Jan 2013 - Cask at Wetherspoons Putney. Mild, malty British beer. Not very ’special’ by all accounts. (3.1)
Oct 2014 - Cask. Short review at a birthday. Dark orange or light brown, still, small white head leaves light lacing. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is strong malt, light astringency, drying. (3.0)
ManVsBeer (5286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Cask @ Albert, Hebden Bridge. Copper with a head. Quite malty, but there’s certainly some hops in here too. Quite robust with a bitterness to it.
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Pours with a dark amber colour with a smooth creamy head. Taste is malt dominated and very smooth. Head retains well and laces well. Very nice ale.
SarkyNorthener (2717) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Amber beer with medium sized head. Malty aroma. Taste is malts, grain and hops. Bog standard, not special at all. A disapointment.
Beersiveknown (3635) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in calthorpe arms
Pale amber with slight butterscotch on nose. Light biscuit malt and fairly full mouthfeel. Sweet with lightly bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (11571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Coach & Horses, Kew Green - 24/11/12 (In memory of Simon Owen - RIP).
Clear dark amber with a very thin off white head that soon clears to the edges and forms a small film.
Nose is dark malts, dried fruits.
Tastes of prunes, dark fruit flavours, dates, dark sugars, toffee, bread.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter fruity finish.
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Britannia. The pour’s medium amber with a small white head. It’s pretty much textbook in appearance. The nose is sweet biscuit, a bit of caramel, toasted leaf, mild grain. The taste is more toasted leaf hoppiness, brown bread, crystal malt caramel, light grain, soft bitterness on the finish. Slightly earthy. Soft, medium body. Overall, this is an old school bitter done well. Nice.
nickhsw19 (2) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I lived in Wandsworth for a few years in the early 1980s so this was the regular beer of choice.
More recently, I frequented both The Ram in Hammersmith and The One Tun in Goodge Street.
While the beer is fine in both establishments, in the former theres an unfortunate tendency for ’No Special’ and often ’No (Youngs) Bitter’ either.
The One Tun still manages to sell the range, but something I’ve noticed since the Wells merger is that while the beer is more consistent, its nowhere near as good.