TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Cask brewed Ale. in bottle. Cream head, brown color. Smooth mellow taste. I noticed some ratings hinted of a sulfur smell but I didn’t get that. The special yeast and oak cask conditioning was what put this toward the top.
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
[651-20070922] Cask @ Fox & Hounds (Oxford, OX). Light toffee and earthy grass faint aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a small medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Light leafy grape characteristics in the flavour with hints of sugared apples, wet floor and a strange long fruity aftertaste. Medium-full body is smooth, almost slippery. Not repeatable.
Nejhleader (1542) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i thought this was pretty good. had a decent body, a nice good malt. better then most of the english beers i tried.
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask-conditioned at Knight Templar JDW, Bristol. Pale amber with a slight white head. Aroma had plenty of sulphur which clashed with some sweet malt. Hint of biscuit malt flavour with a short bitter finish. Nothing like as good as I remember it being in the past.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber colour. Nose is quite sulfurous with a light earthy malt base. Fairly watery tasting with a bit of herbal bitterness. Flat and quite lifeless. I’m not sure if it’s not in good condition or if it’s just bad. Meh.
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Old Coffee House, Soho. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty biscuit flavor with hints of caramel. Fruity malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. At The Cork and Bottle, Bath, England. Poor selection at this establishment, and the tap kicked after this pour - maybe a little stale? Slightly hazy copper pour with an average beige head. Fruity, stale floral hops, light roast, an odd mineral tang to it. The taste seemed dusty-dry, like rose petals and mild lightly sweet malt, a little ferric tang in the kicker. Average body, soft cask still body, quick soft finish with a kick of minerally astringency in the finish. Ehh - just okay.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber ale with a light off-white cover. Fresh grains, cerealic malts make for most of the aroma, though a rather soapy character also hits the table while grassy and balancing hops fight it off with the malts. Straw-like finish. Pleasant and balanced, fair bodied with that butterscotch oiliness.
sm89walt (2057) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 (Original review, 03/09/07) Wetherspoon’s, Norwich. This is a highly unremarkable bitter in my opinion. Unatracttive ’barnyard’ aroma. Clear orange appearance with minimal head. Medium hoppy taste delivered with a thin body and a basic bitter finish. Certainly one I shall not be returning to anytime soon. (3/3/5/2/7)
(Update, 27/04/09) The ’barnyard’ aroma wasn’t present this time around. Instead, a simple nutty and caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavour profile, mildly fruity perhaps - but nothing distinctive - finishes with a light bitterness. Better, though still fairly tedious.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A forgettable beer, as can be gathered by other ratings here. Simple and average, although I did not find it as offensive as some have. It is drinkable. Someday perhaps I will try it from the tap.