omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Copper colour. Hay, licorice and Hook Norton's signatory deep malt character, that's the most prominent features of this beer. Woody and lighlty salty with balanced bitterness. Another winner by these guys...
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Bright gold-amber with a small head. Fruity aroma and a beautiful pear-like taste, sweet and spicy. Plenty of malt. Mid to low bitterness. Delightful. thewolf (12800) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.Holmen1 (6466) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
Pours clear copper(!) with a firm, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice duration. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, softly grassy. Medium carbonation, fine frothy creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly and pleasantly malty, caramel, toasted, a weak but good butterscotch note. Nicely bitter floral, piney and light earthy bitter finish. Lovely.
Flaske på The Globe i København: nydelig kobberfarge og tett, fint skum som varer. Deilig aroma av portvin og bringebær. Herlig, fyldig smak av bær og plommer/svisker og litt krydder i ettersmaken. Masse godsmak med bare 5%! Flaskemodnet, og det kjennes. Lekker. Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2004
[Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus] A sweet aroma of oranges. The color is amber and it has no head. The flavor is sweet caramel with notes of oranges and a good bitter end.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned, Pear Tree, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. Malty, perhaps some fruit aswell. A good stronger ale. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
Cask ConditionedDruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
Copper color. Nice grassy and hop/caramel aroma. Good caramel flavor, with a residual sweetness in the end; a touch of aniseed.
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 1) Cask handpull at The Pear Tree, Hook Norton and The Reindeer, Banbury. Same biscuit and honey malt fullness as the Old Hooky; hints of pear and apple but with an added dimension of beansprout, walnut, chocolate and earth lurking beneath. Full, complex, hugely drinkable... Leafy citrus hints as from the Willamette I’ve been nibbling of late, especially on the burp. Drawn-out, nutty malt afters. Easy drinking and layered with malt and fruit depth. Tasty.
2) Bottle. Good looking beer with a huge tufted and head and bags of condition. Aroma mouldering pink/red apple and warm polythene; flavour discreetly heady with orange peel and fruit loaf notes and a lightly roasted, nut-hinting finish. Grew on me. 646414. Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught at JDW. Hazy golden brown with loose persistent head. Little aroma: malty with a hint of biscuits. Light body and carbpnation. Malty flavour with other with complex notes including chalky. Nice easy drinking beer