mr_h (5389) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, festive ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at West Kirk, Ayr on 3 Dec 2016, nice toffee aroma, amber brown with a thin bubbly cream head and very sparse lacing, raisin toffee, oily, good carbonation.
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Jennings Red Breast’, 4.5%. Dark amber orange, still and translucent with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is bready, lots of apple pie. Body is smooth and rounded, lowish carbonation. Taste is sweet malts, dark biscuits and teacake, floral salty bitterness. A nicely balanced bitter. Quite decent.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (backlog). Rubyish amber colour with a mediumsized white creamy head. Aroma is sweet malts along iwth some mild herbal and floral notes to it. Flavour is sweet malts, mild crisp bready notes, some nutty notes as well as some slight wooden and floral bitterness in the finish. OK, but nothing that special.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint.
Pours deep ruby brown with a thin, smooth, cream-coloured head that laces the glass well. The aroma is largely pleasant with sweet, bready malts, dark fruit and maybe a little apple giving some sharpness detectable. The taste opens clean and bitter but there’s a definite bread and caramel sweetness underneath. It gets sweeter and fruitier as the pint goes on. Mediocre bitter.
Towey1989 (2561) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marston’s) A clear chestnut brown colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, subtle nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste of caramel, some nuts, slight red berries and spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A bittersweet, caramelly, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A typical, smooth malty bitter. Nothing special but nice.
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) clear deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of bread crusts and yeast, with a hint of pale malts, some very light strawberries and floral hops. flavour is mostly roasted malts, hazelnuts and yeast, slightly green, with a hint of mouldy bread and milk chocolate. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
edsspoon (894) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - deep chestnut with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of malts and earth. Taste of malts, earth and a hint of pine. Soapy body.
ManVsBeer (9999) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Waggon Inn, Milnrow. Reddish-brown with a a thick creamy head. Has an earthy sweetness in both aroma and taste. Has a fair bitterness.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, berries. Medium body, flavour of sweet berries, light nuts and malt.
mike_77 (6364) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown colour. Aroma is fruity with some malts and wood. Flavour has some sweetness and a hint of glace cherry. A bit thin and watery.