joe19612 (3101) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Cask at the Bishop on the Bridge, Winchester. Lovely copper colour, no head, minimal carbonation. Moderate aroma, initial mellow flavour, then a dominant but pleasant hoppiness. A very good beer. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Poured dark amber with small off white head. Aromas of nuts, hops and malt. Tastes similar to the bottled version, but without as much carbonation. Great session bitter though not as good as the bottled version. KnutAlbert (6793) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2007
Nutty, very full flavour, some toffee, balanced by grassy hops which end up making this one of the most balanced and flavourful pints of cask ale to be found in London. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense pivnizub (10836) - Bochum, Porï¿½Å™ï¿½, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 2   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : 4   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 1   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 1   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Tasty and very toasty example with nice cookie nuances.
On draught (The Victoria, London) Deep reddish amber coloured, slowly diminishing off-white fluffy head, robust fruity (dark fruits, raisins) nose, hints of caramel and a fat hoppy touch; solid bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; long lasting, lingering fruity-bitter finish with an increasing bitterness towards the very end. A well balanced, moreish Ale.............
anders37 (27226) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ The Harcourt Arms, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty toffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Slightly sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops and toffee. Long malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Cask @ Volo. detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Fruity hops aroma, fine malt, dark hazy copper, almost no head(tan)Majestic fresh hops taste, wonderous malt underpinning. Extremely well balanced, far too easy to drink. Lovely
Pint in a Fullers pub near Liverpool St. Can’t remember the name. Nice, full flavour quite suprisingly citrusy. Lots of malt and rasted grains. Very short finish, but this could be due to the beer being served too cold. RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, Doric Arch. Coppery, chestnut, slightly beige head. Served slightly too cold, so little aroma; Malty with some fresh hop. Some touch of chocolate and caramel in the mouth. Fruity and some alcohol. Some christmassy brandy. Finishes fruity sweet. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2007
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Doric Arch. Amber colour with a slight head. Malty nose with some sprucey hops. Sweet toffee malt flavour with a bittering finish. Nothing to get too excited about.