ManVsBeer (10016) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Hare and Hounds, Todmorden. Slightly hazed darker amber coloured with a thin head. Has a full-body with a medicinal fruitiness in nose and taste, but certainly a winter one given it’s a seasonal ale. There’s cinnamon spice in this.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 03/12/2010
Some malt aroma. Mid brown dark coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a slightly spicy nutmeg caramel malt finish.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Deep ruby with a coarse, collapsing beige head. Some jellied orange, mulled apple, dark varnished table and a sprinkle of aniseed in the aroma. Soft woody notes, heavily diluted Bovril, sprinkle of aniseed, berries. Better than expected.
undercurrent25 (2109) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer, quite thin with some malt but light on hops, not a bad effort, not particularily seasonal
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a whitish head. This is a sweet and fruity beer with brown fruits throughout. There’s a bit of nice licorice, and all in all it’s pretty tasty.
cgarvieuk (23901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at cloisters ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee malts ... dull woddy toffee fruits ... light hop background ... ok
imdownthepub (14342) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark chestnut with tan head. Sweet malty, maltose beer with a toffee caramel background, quite doughy, bready to the fore with a late bitterness fighting through. Fullish body, but overall a little too sweet.
Leighton (20812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Central Bar, JDW. Pours a dark, clear, ruby-brown with a creamy, off-white cap. Bready malts in the nose with some sugar syrup and caramel. Flavor holds medium sweetness, with cheap toffee, burnt sugar, light toast and just faint, herbal hops. Light to medium in body with fine, smooth carbonation. Easygoing, caramel and malt finish, with some light dryness and creamy toffee. Striving to be average.
leaparsons (10457) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and weetabix malts with bready yeast. Cream with a light roast character. Flavours are chocolate malt drink with earthy hops. Some sweet creamy notes. Dry on the finish.
BeerViking (4615) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Moon under Water (JDW), Leicester Sq. Pours a deep dark red with a thick foamy head. Malt and a little coffee on the nose, smooth on the palate, more malt, just just a touch of roast nuts and mocha, and then a strange dry-bitter and slightly plummy aftertaste.