bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Rake. Amber brown with a beige foaming head. Everything I expect from Oakham. Luscious, resinous, dynamic citrus bitterness, juicey malt, great body.....where are the tissues?. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
[email protected]mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2010
amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is spices, wood, mild liquorice as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is quite much the same with some rather strong notes of juniper.
Cask at Gallows XIII Real Ale Fest. Clear, bronze body, moderately bitter taste with lightly astringent finish. Complex aromas have caramel, flowers, pine and leather. rosenbergh (11653) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at Gallows Bird XIII Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
Dark clear brown colour with tiny off-white head.
Bitter hoppy aroma.
Darkish fruity bitter dry hoppy flavour with grapefruits.
Dry hoppy aftertaste.
Cask real ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF 2010. Strong sourish nose with some hints of old cheese. Thin pale head. Dark nutty copper brown colour. Roasty malty taste. Bitter hoppiness.
downender (8729) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 16/09/09. Murky brown colour wih a decent off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma with plenty of fruit and some earthiness. Fairly easy drinking despite the strength and multitude of flavours - sweet doughy malts, red fruit, citrus hops and a long, bitter finish. Full of character and great stuff. FatPhil (16647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale festival 2010)mjs (7510) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2009
6 odd aroma, sweet malts, sticky hops
4 deep red, tiny head
7+ big caramel base, huge fruity hops. Some freezer ice retronasals.
4 finish so fruity and sticky, some ginger, loads of citrus. Long finish bitingly throbbingly bitter.
14+ BANG - what a smack in the chops this is! maybe too sweet. Couldn’t session it
Rerate of (7:4:7:4:14=3.6) Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Rich reddy brown, small persistent foamy head. Beautiful hoppy aroma despite being served cold. Both fruity aromatic hops and more traditional bitter ones. Full-bodied, smooth palate. Gingery and fruity hoppy retronasals. Big bitter finish. Drying and resiny, lasting for a long time. Quite well balanced. Perhaps the hops are a touch too dominant and aggressive - over-egged, one might say - so misses out on the wow factor.
(Cask at Black Door, Helsinki, on 2009-07-11) Deep amber colour and clear. Medium sized and long lasting white head with small bubbles. Medium bodied and dryish palate with very low carbonation. Hops, fruitiness, pine resin, malts, salt water, ligtly roastedness, caramell and citircness in aroma. Malts, hops and bitterness in long lasting aftertaste. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Cask at the New Crown (JDW) in Southgate. Thanks Magicdave! Dark amber. Great malty caramel flavour. Rich, full bodied yet very drinkable. A great example of a strong ale. evergreen0199 (3441) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
Cask at W’Spoons Southgate Nth London. Deep brown colour, malty and some toffee and of course the hops. Also a little musty as if an antique beer. US influenced, pretty good find.