ladnewton (1927) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Bartons Arms, Birmingham on 28th December 2013. Copper with loose off-white foam. Spicy and grassy aromas with bicuit malts and touch of smoke. Exquisite smokiness and grassiness in-mouth; delicate grapefruit citrus late. Finish is delicately bitter, citric and grassy with the grapefruit note first to fade leaving a satisfying lingering bitterness. Superb.
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Amber brown with a bubbly off white foam. Aromas are brown sugar with weetabix and grapefruit. Blackberries with light mango and leafy, nutty aspects. Some white grape with spices. Flavours are weetabix malts with juicy fruit and bittersweet grapefruit. Mellow white grape juice makes it very drinkable. Almost a brown IPA.
EdKing (2550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in The Farmer’s Boy, St Albans. Clear chestnut brown bitter, thin bubbley head. Nose is rich combination of hops and malt with citrous grapefruit, tangerine, orange, floral and then light malt. Taste is tangerine and grapefruit with light malt.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wellington Birmingham 17/12/1 A golden coloured beer with a loose white head. Grapefruit in the nose and in the mouth where it is joined by some tropical elements. Some sweetness from the malts which don’t perfectly gel but it doesn’t mean it’s not tasty as Oakham almost always is.
Scopey (14202) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Old Fountain. It pours clear amber with medium beige head. The nose is earthy, skunky, grass, pine, toffee, urine and citrus. the taste is bitter-sweet, pine, skunky hops, good deal of bitterness, caramel, varnish, wood polish, earth, grapefruit and orange peel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good depth of flavour. Another example of why Oakham are kings of cask ale. Delicious.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at Dagda. nose is sweet fruit, grapefruit, lychee and light spices. taste is wonderfully citrus and bitter, lovely body for a 3.9 beer. had the first pint before I found out it was Oakham... figures. if only all bitters were like this. limited edition, say it ain’t so!
cgarvieuk (23820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the malt and hops golden amber... Small white head... Soft zezty orange nose... Soft fruits.. Big juicy orange... Zezty fruits.. Lught toffee
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity, The Crown, Nuneaton, 06/12/13. Clear bronze dappling with white. Huge stinky nose of cat, lychee, blackcurrant, sweaty ganja and mandarin. Fantastic stewed curry leaf, grapefruit and mandarin over solid digestive and nut husk foundations. Sticks around- bitter and aromatic. Classic Oakham, with a tweak more colour and malt than is usual.