jjsint (831) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Regal, Cambridge. Golden brown, slightly cloudy. Toast, caramel, Bisto, malt. Tastes a bit wrong: bittersweet sourness hitting the back of the tongue and continuing to the finish and aftertaste. Weak body. This is not one of B & T’s better ales.
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bishop Vesey; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, quite a fruity aroma, taste has caramel, dark fruits.
Don2711 (133) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Nice fruity flavour. Good strength. Really enjoyed this one. A nice flavour on the palate. Also can taste lovely apples and earthly taste. Second pint much better and have upgraded. Nice caramel flavour and hoppy smell malty. Good
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water, Watford on 14 March 2013. Poured a clear golden colour, with a tight white head. Malty aroma with notes of soft fruit and bread. Initial flavours of oranges, tinned fruit and biscuit. Finish was chewy malt, caramel and grain.
niquillis (932) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Poste of Stone (JDW), Stone. Pours amber, good whiff of caramel. Very smooth and flavoursome. Excellent chug for the strength.
wimpyjoe (4152) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Closer to a bitter but had an inkling of amber with the very mildest of orange citrus and a slight glow to that effect. The bitter malts dominate though.
SarkyNorthener (2098) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Amber beer with small head. Taste is a lot of caramel and some hops, very sweet and dry. Very nice. Too much carbonation though.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a small, white foam head. Sugary pale malt nose, little else. Interesting flavor, some smoke notes that I doubt are intentional, but that I actually enjoy. Medium sweetness, some mellow hay, bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, white sugar, lightly grainy bread, some more smokiness. Meh.
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear golden, non-existent white head, no lacing, mild fruity aroma, honey, fruity, sweet
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in Babbity Bowser, Glasgow in January 1993. Cask, hanpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin off white head. Slight note of fruit malt in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a juicy fruit flavour of redcurrants, fruit jellies confection. Strong hop resins gives a dry bitter aftertaste. Slight note of dry liquorice in the finish. An ok session bitter.