mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Cask at the eagle in Battersea. A amber coloured pour with a stodgy speckled off white head. Aroma is chewy toffee, treacle, twig. Palate is semi sweet, creamy, lowish carbonation. Flavour is composed of medium sweet malts, chewy toffee, grass, little thin. Beese (2735) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 13 Nov 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden, with a thin white head. Aroma of mild sulphur, lemon zest and bread. Bitter, unripe fruit in the flavour, with some wet grass and corn. Finish was unpleasant, like lemon scented cleaner... not very nice... prawlie (1591) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Amber, flat and with a fair bubbly head. Light hop aroma. Ok, inoffensive but dull. berkshirejohn (6497) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a scummy white head; citrusy aroma; bready taste with some citrus; and a clean doughy finish. I thought this was better than recent reviews would suggest, but still not a great beer. madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
25th October 2012
Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. Semi dry palate. Mild carbonation. Mild malt. Tangy orange hops. Ruined by a fair bit of soap and sulphur. Semi dry finish with a soapy aftertaste. A wrong-un.
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. I didn’t think this was a good beer, but attributed the poor quality to poor condition - interesting to see that there appears to be a clear trend in terms of low ratings, suggesting that it’s a more fundamental issue than cask condition. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Pretty rubbish overall. Pale malts, some ash, minerals, faint dough. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more dry minerals, some white bread, lingering stones. Pretty dire, this one. bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Moon & Sixpence (JDW ) Hatch End. Boy! I wish I’d read the previous reviews before I ordered this. This is a real stinker! Avoid - it really is that bad! leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Amber with a firm off white foam. Aromas are cardboard and biscuit with some leafy and peppery notes. Flavours are nasty bitterness with cardboard and prickly hops. Some detergent with trace earthy apple and dusty yeast. One of the worst real ales I’ve had. JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Cask Last Post. Just where JDW get their tasting notes for this from is beyond me. Initial reaction was they had screwed up in the cellar and this was something else buy previous reviews confirmed this is just a rank ale. That’s it. SarkyNorthener (4614) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Hazy gold colour medium foamy head. No aroma. Taste is of bittering hops a little lemon. Not a good beer.