john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts. Fruity; some fruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Balanced. Easy drinking but bland.
ManVsBeer (9211) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at one of the Manchester Wetherspoons back in 2011. Notes from that time only say weak bodied and lacks flavour.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011
Citrus and pine hop aromas. Golden coloured and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. Malty with a hint of dryness in a nutty finish.
madmitch76 (23683) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
30th March 2011
JDW Fest. Clear amber beer, little white head. Dryish palate. Unusual flavour! There is a milky nutty sweetness going on that reminds me of spirit made in Europe somewhere - can’t put my finger on it! A little floral hop as well before the dry finish. Funky flavour, overdry palate.
imdownthepub (13851) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with whisp of head. Very sweet and softly fruity, overripe plums came to mind. The body was lifeless, and this had only just gone on, flat, bready. Not particularly good.
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask at Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber, slight white head. Sweet caramel at first. Soft, comforting mouthfeel in the middle, and a finish like chewing on a lump of wood. Not a lot to this one, but pleasant enough.
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Felix, Nuneaton. Brassy with a thin, draping slick . Mushy cherry skin and rotting hay aroma. Just a booze-sodden, park bench mush of cherry and warm tupperware. Late cream and vanilla. Foreign muck made worse by Marston’s; struggled with half a third.
DanielBrown (4430) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Amberish, with a very sticky and frothy white roof, which laced and persisted throughout. Plain English hops taste, with paper and some gravy on the finish, which is a bit sour with some apple. It’s OK.
dynamiteninja (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The High Cross (JDW), Leicester. Hops, grass. No head, gold body. Bitter with a long bitter finish.
berkshirejohn (6283) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Claude de Vall (JDW), Camberley. Hazy amber with a ring of white head that laces the glass nicely; grainy aroma with a touch of apple; the taste is predominantly of caramel malts, but there are also some sour apple notes; before a fruity finish with some pleasantly spicy hops. Very drinkable.