TBone (18217) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2007
[email protected]cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2007
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Toffeish, oaky aroma. Woody hoppy flavor, finishing bitterish. Dry, long and nutty aftertaste.
A ruby amber coloured ale, thats quite fizzy, lots of fruity malty aroma, but not up to much Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2007
had this as the bottled version, on the tiles, had a good malty aroma and taste, bought form the borough markets. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. Floral aroma. The taste begins with an intense caramel maltiness which leads into a wonderful, profound earthy, grainy centre that lingers in the mouth, alternating between sweetness and dryness, leaving a strong bitter aftertaste at the back of the throat. Just 3.9%: a beer to savour all evening. Delightful.
Not so impressed with its bottled alter ego, On the Tiles, 4.0%, which was hazy copper with a nasty salty aroma and none of the sweetness in the taste. Just a flat dreary, washed out staleness. Can this really be the same beer? Also it had another of those disagreeable labels which feature a cartoon of a drunken animal, in this case a top-hatted cat. Rating 4,2,4,3,9,2.2 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. An amber to mid brown coloured beer with a lovely hoppy aroma. Hops are fragrant with orange fruit notes. The taste is also lovely and hoppy. Great bitterness amd lovely fresh tasting fruitiness. Very nice.Score 3.7
Rune (13503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.4
On cask. Sampled with Finn at The Glasshouse in Norwich. Golden brown with nice clarity and a low level of white head. Aroma is only present with hints of grain and grass. Bitter fruit in a shallow taste. Dry finish (26.09.2006). Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
Cask at The Glasshouse (JDW) Norwich 26 Sep 2006. Dark golden coloured. A small lasting soapy head. No identity. Caramellish finish. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2006
[Cask at Troonfest] Aroma is grassy, apricot notes, some fresh baked bread. light body, dry and drinkable. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Aroma is a bit bland, grassy hops and caramel are the main attractions. Taste is similar with a bit more going on however alround a bit unintresting. Fin (10908) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
Cask at the New Inn, Gloucester, 02-09-06. Amber coloured, with some fruitiness though not in the same league on that front as the Battledown Brigand tried in the same pub. Quite bitter and whilst perfectly fine no great shakes.