tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on 5th October 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin pale buff head. Fruity, malty aroma with crisp green apples evident on the short nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malt complex gives robust maltloaf base with sweet dates, raisins and dark hedgerow berries. Spicy hop prickle present in the short bitter aftertaste. Robust malt finish with rich complex vinous notes of syrupy prunes, barley twist sweets and dry oak cask. This is a decent Old Ale, full of flavour and worth trying. Reminded me of Traquair Bear Ale in style and taste.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22nd September 2014
Shakespeares Head Spoons. Cask. Pretty much a clear amber beer, tidy off white bubbly head. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Light malts, unsweet toffee. Floral bitterness. Tangy dried fruits, mild apple. Light finish. Too appley and lacks richness and complexity for an old ale.
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
JDW, Rochester. Slightly creamy, slightly oily, malty beer with chocolate notes. It’s OK , but I can’t imagine drinking a lot of it.
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Baxters Court, Hackney, 21/09/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a moderately appointed light beige covering that dissipates then retains.
Nose is malt forward, nutty, candied sugars, dark fruit rinds, toffee.
Taste comprises fruit cake, light spice, dried fruits, biscuit notes, candied fruit peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy fruit and light bitter notes in the close.
BlackHaddock (3892) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in my local Wetherspoons on 25th Sep 2014. Poured a good mahogany colour with a creamy head in both colour and texture. Malts rule this brew with treacle notes and Rye like flavours dominant in the taste. OK and different, interesting in fact.
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear, dark amber colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma with some dark fruit and treacle. Good thick mouth feel. Flavour of prunes, sponge cake and dark malts. Finishes with port, molasses and some dry rye bread. Nice old ale.
SarkyNorthener (2098) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark amber with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of malts and a little toffee. Taste is malts, toffee and some sweet dark fruity flavours. As john says quite chewy. Very nice.
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Theatre Bar, Birmingham. Dark ruby red pour with a big frothy head. Not so much in the aroma but the flavour makes up for that. The malty flavour really dominates this beer and there is little else, but the flavour is so good that I have few complaints. You could almost chew this beer! There is a hint of bitterness on the palate, but who cares!