Tselloufc88 (90) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint from The Punchbowl, Warwick. Aroma is of red currant and malt. Taste is mostly malt, with a decent amount of dark fruitiness coming through in the finish. Nice and sessionable but not too remarkable. Good.
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Paisley ale festival 2013. Pours copper, light toffee, roasted, dry and bitter.
wimpyjoe (3562) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Copper-red with a thick head. Has a full summer fruit flavour.
jamesie1857 (1348) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Three Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires - Dark brown body, thin white head. Lots of malt and toffee in the nose, a bit of toasted nuts too. The body is a little thinner than the others tonight, but not too much of a problem. Taste has a nice little bittersweet kick at the end. Not bad.
mr_h (2753) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - clear brown, white head, malty fruity aroma, poor lacing, toffee, coffee in the flavour with a hint of spiciness, dry finish
gowdy (722) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste at the Paisley Beer Festival. A darker brown. Not much head. Medium consistency.
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at cloisters ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast light chocolate nose ... too dry bitter front ... soft malt ... soft roast ... little chocolate
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th July 2012 saw my first visit to The Old Post Office in Birmingham where I had two hand pulled pints of real ale: this being the second one.
Dark looking brew; with a good head that produced some impressive lacing on the glass sides. Malts all the way with this beer, roasted/toasted and baked; sweetish but not overly so, there is an undercurrent of hop bitterness throughout the beer and it’s all the better for it.
Tastes stronger than the 3.9% ABV which I always think is a good thing: enjoyed it.
BeerViking (2314) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, deep red-brown with a coarse off-white foam and a nose of fresh hops, earth and the faintest hint of banana. Burnt marmalade and toffee palate, dry orangey bitter finish.
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dense black with a two-finger head. Stunning lacing. Well-balanced esthery scent, with notes of tartness and chocolate. Sexy piney palate, with walnuts and corn. Creamy mouthfeel and dry finish.