SilkTork (5729) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014 The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Share with Dom at Spoons. Nice bitter overtones. Undertones? I’ve not heard them. I probably have. Have I? I was a big fan of senseless things back in the day, or should that be Senseless things, simply to give you more sense of what I am thinging about. Anyway, apparently Senseless Things (I spent hours trying to reproduce their font) were similar in sound to The Undertones, but I might have the wrong band I’m mentioning, which would make this review redundant. Was it ever anything else?
March 2013. JDW, Rochester. Mmm. This is interesting. A tasty beer with good malt character and strong bittering hops which are quite herby. The malt is quite bready and there are pleasant and intriguing yeast notes. A damn fine beer, though not quite gorgeous enough to be a firm favourite. Beese (2673) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 10 April 2013. Poured a clear, bright ruby with a dense, off white head. Aroma of red current, strong grassy hops and salted caramel. Well rounded initial flavours; nice hop bitterness, mixed with biscuity malt and berries. Finish was dry, bitter resin and dry grain. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Cask (handpump) at the Sir John Oldcastle (JD Wetherspoon) on 13 April 2013. Sweetish. A little tart and quite fruity (berries & plums). Reddish. Thin off white head. Good solid balancing bitterness. Tasty.
john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Two Cask Pints at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Reddish Brown in colour. Very Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Malty; grainy toasty malts, some caramel. Fruity; grapefruit citrus, some berry fruits. Bitter earthy hoppy citrus fruity throughout. Dry bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Nice Beer! downender (8591) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Deep red in colour with a frothy, off-white head. Red berry fruits, some solid, bready malts, hedgerow hops, a touch of caramel before a bitter finish. Enjoyable and original.
KeefOz (1824) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
Tasted 18/4/2013 draught "The Bell", Amesbury, Wiltshire. Poured a semi-translucent mahogany with a thin white bubble line for a head. No lacing. No carbonation bubbles. Aroma of sweet malt plus floral hops. Taste of very sweet malt followed by a pleasant slight hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Short, smooth, subtle hops bitterness on the finish. Pleasant, nice. wheresthepath (2321) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Deep amder-red with a moderate cream head and a light fizz. Toffe up front with a smattering of pine & grapefruit in a lightly bitter finish. Seemed a bit simple for a beer of this ABV, but pleasant enough. cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
cask at AGBell ... brown ... thin tan head ... sodt dry zezty hop nose ... juicy malts ... big toffee fruit ... dry malt roast .. little plum ... little bitter...decent evergreen0199 (3323) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Cask at The Knights Templar (Wetherspoons), Chancery Lane, London. A dark brown/red coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel, slightly bitter. DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
The Baron of Hinckley. Raspberry red with a fat cream collar. Sticky fudge, liquorice confectionery, big raspberry and red berry, filter coffee aroma. Fruity, full of berries and coffee, well hopped, Tropical Starburst undercurrents; bitter walnut husk and cranberry hints. Nothing like the sticky boozy blandness I was expecting. Bitter chocolate shavings. Reminds me of the Vikings Return from a few festivals back. Last beer of the fest...and the best?