oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
[email protected]harrisoni (19536) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
Door, Helsinki. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is nutty, berryish and some slight notes of wood. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and quite wooden. Quite mouthdrying. Surprisingly good for being only 3.8%.
Cask handpull at The County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Wow, looking at the reviews of this beer so far, I really don’t know what to make of it. Poured a hazy russet and I must admit I was in two minds as to whether to give it back to the barman as the end of the barrel (well it was a ’Spoons god knows what they do with the beers in cellar and he had no idea when the Oakham White Dwarf was coming on, how can he do that to one of that beers biggest fans in the world??). Some fruit on aroma. Raspberry, bit of diacetyl. Really some hop on finish. Some butter/diacetyl in mouth. Classic good condition. Really not sure if this should taste like this. Didn’t get any of the smoke that previous raters did. It reminds me of a fruit pie but not entirely in a good way. It’s pretty terrible to be honest but with hints of greatness. Had to leave a half of a pint. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask at Market Porter, London. Amber beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma. Fruity flavor, grapes, some citrus and some grass. Fruity finish. TBone (18558) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2009
[email protected]FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
Clear reddish nut brown color, small beige head. Sticky strawberry nose. Sweet and fruity. Lime-peel hoppy finish. Light palate. A bit odd.
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
imdownthepub (15519) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
Smoky wooly phenolic aroma - elastoplast, sweet too, and a bit gingery. Soft carbonation. Lovely roasty and smoky-to-ashy taste. Full bodied for 3.8% - very tasty. Finish is burnt and ashy, but a touch sweet too. Good quaffer - rich and well-balanced.
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut to ruby with white head. A heavy sort of Mild really, lots of fruit and a decent hop note too. Initially, soft berry fruits, then a citric hop, quite tangy, orange. Is it a mild, not sure about that, certainly not a traditional mild, but really quite enjoyable anyway. Fin (11059) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 24-04-09 Pours a slightly murky reddy brown colour and if I’m being honest this was one of the few ever so slightly negative points. The aroma was smoky and actually quite sausage like I ended up thinking this could be a little cousin of Scherlenka, it was quite obviously not in the full-on smoked sausage category of that great beer, but it was very distinctive in its own right. The taste was more fruity than smoked sausage, I’m not sure that I’ve come across the Cilea hop very much but maybe it was adding something here, there was a light hoppiness. Lovely Mild. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7 leaparsons (10862) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Dark brown with a large beige head. Aromas are creamy with light roast malts. Soft berries and bubblegum. Flavours are sweet malts, smooth, creamy and lightly fruit. Some chocolate with light bitterness on the finish. Good. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/07/2009
Fruity aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured hoppy and fruity bubble gum flavour with a little bitterness and dryness in a roast malt finish. downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
On gravity at Swindon BF 30/10/08. Dark chestnut in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of red fruit, milk chocolate and earthy hops. Flavour was sweetish with caramel, chocolate and a touch of roastiness, leading to a short bitter finish. Good.