BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11th Jan 2014 and my pub crawl takes me to The Lion at Edgmond (Shropshire) and to my surprise an old friend is on the bar: good old Rosey Nosey.
Iíve drank this in cask form at various pubs over the years but only rated the bottled version for some reason until now.
My hand-pulled pint looked good, clear, dark brown with a ruby hue, slightly off-white head of semi-deep foam.
Aroma is like a Christmas pudding, caramel and cinnamon notes giving it a fairly sweet smell.
Taste wise it has a hop front with malted biscuits and dark winter fruits coming through the fairly start , this is a complicated, well made brew and one I like to try every year if possible.
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Rose & Crown, High Wycombe. Pours a red-brown with a small off-white head. Dry red wine dominates, with some caramel, sour cherry and dusty wardrobes coming through. I canít believe it- itís a Batemanís beer that I actually like. I didnít know they had it in them!
mr_h (2705) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, medium white head, fruity malty aroma, no lacing, sweet, caramel, bit of fruit, apply, low carbonation, malty finish
SarkyNorthener (1680) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@st Matthews hall, walsall. Brown beer with large head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel. Taste is toffee, yeast, fruits and some dirt. Ok beer, but below par compared to other Old ales.
prawlie (1077) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Tiger in Driffield. Sweet, fruity, a bit Christmas puddingy, raisin. Dark red-brown with a creamy head. Light fruitcake aroma. Quite nice.
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Abbey Inn, Kinloss 281212
Nut brown, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - Caramel toffee malts, soft minerals, slight sulphur
Taste of caramel malts, some burnt toffee, fruity malts, some yeast, hedgerow english hops, dab of minerals, definite dark English ale
Palate - Medium body, fairly smooth. Finish as main flavour, moderate bitter linger and a touch of bitter roast
Overall - One of the best Batemanís beers Iíve had - helped that it was fresh and in crackiní condition
MalcolmTucker (711) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Dark copper with a beige head. Sour, ripe fruit dominates flavour and aroma. An ugly sting of hoppy bitterness to finish. Poor.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall Erdington; dark brown thin white overwhelming gym sock sour light weight bitter with flashing LED displays, move along
danlo (1049) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Chestnut brown colour, creamy tan head and slight caramel aroma. Taste is caramel, fruity, yeasty, with a smooth bitterness and some residual sweetness. Medium bodied. OK
wimpyjoe (3473) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden brown appearance with a head. Has a sweet wild fruit aroma and taste.