The_Osprey (7174) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Short review social. Pint from cask at College Arms. Cloudy brown, small white head. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste is dry, astringent, malty, tiring. Didn’t finish the pint. A half would be OK.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: From the White Horse. Creamy malt nose. Translucent dark red body with just a thin film for a head but leaves nice lacing. tastes like French toast with a berry finish with some malt. Standard palate. Nothing to write home about.
SaintMatty (7087) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The White Hart, Overton- Dark brown in colour with red tinges. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Nutty, refreshing taste. Not as good as it used to be but still a good pint.
Finn (6824) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Lamb Bloomsbury 7 Feb 08. Dark red / amber colored. Modest fruity aroma. Sweet flavor with hints of biscuit and fruit. Modest roasted aftertaste. Lacks strength to be a proper winter warmer.
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the seasonal ales from Youngs. Subtle taste - on the opposite end of the scale from the Special London Ale. A bit on the sweet side with a nice nutty finish.
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another beer I hadn’t seen for a while: half-pint, hand-pulled in The Kings Arms, Oxford on 23rd Nov 13.
Pours a clear mid-amber with a beige like foam on top. Toasted malt and hedgerow berry aroma. Semi-sweet taste with subtle caramel maltiness, those berries again and hints of spices. Not as rich or heavy as I remember it ’back in the day’ when it was brewed in London. Glad we found each other again, even if we don’t really remember each other too well.
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Thatched House, London W11.Reddish chestnut body with a beige head; earthy malt aromas; nutty and fruity flavours, full and smooth; short strong bitter burst and then a sweetish finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
CASK at Charlies. Amber colour with a tan head. Caramel, vanilla, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5944) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Guildford Arms.
Appearance - a lovely red to toffee colour nice head. Beautiful.
Nose - biscuits and spice. Some herby or pine notes too but subtle.
Taste - a more intense version of the nose.
Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a fairly elegant finish.
Overall - I like this but would classify as an ESB.
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Abbey Tavern, London. Hazy copper color with coarse white head. Aroma malty; soap, flowers and grass. Taste is soapy and malty, roasted and lightly burned.