fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another sample from my London/Oxford cask conditioned campain. One of the first of the lot that I tasted that had the character and quality I was looking for. Full bodied, roasted, the bitter leaving an ever so slightly unpleasant tannin finish.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Calthorpe Arms, London. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet, toffee/chocolate, dark fruit, light bitterness.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Angel & Grayhound, Oxford. Caramel brown with a light tan head. Toffee and raisin aroma. Roast flavor, slight astringency, soft plums. Could use a bit more texture, but still a nice wintery sort of ale.
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Handpulled cask at the Red Lion Radlet. Deep ruby with a beige head. Predominately malty with a slightly corky characture. Hop bitterness has definitely gone down since 2007/8 batch. I’ve been drinking this beer since the late 70s and seen the quality go up and down over the years. The switch to Bedford was at first a reasonable match but the last batch (2008/9) showed a noticable decline.. Lighter in colour and distinctly more watery in flavour. Such a shame. I really used to look forward to drinking this every winter.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - caramel and some spice
A - mix dark with thin head
T - mid sweet with some sour
P - mid to full and soft
T - decent
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance good dark ruby, thin light tan head. Aroma is smooth, some kind of acidic attack in the nose, hoppy, quite a bit of malt. Flavour is biscuity, malty, hint of sour hops, no alcohol present in the mouth. Little bit harsh on the palate. All in all, quite good.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, the Cockney pub. Dark brown body with lovely dense light brown head. Fruity, sour berries, chocolate, soft and medium body.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2000
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one on draught in a London pub. A nice typical, English winter ale, slightly dark, malty, and warming.
dogbomb (1117) - ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark tea beer with a thick offwhite head. Not much of a nose other than a light wheaty malt. Deep malty tastes in the mouth releasing tea, light toffees and a little spiciness. Pleasant.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Liverpool St. Reddish amber with an off white head. Bready malt, apple and caramel in the nose. Taste is much the same, a hint of fruit with sweet bready malts and caramel.