SarkyNorthener (4061) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@admiral Collingwood, Ilfracombe. Dark amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is toffee, malts, some smoke and earth. Good.
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle in London Inn, Torquay. Pours dark brown with slight foamy head. Taste bitter with toffee, biscuit, light resin. Good balance between bitterness and sweetness, with somewhat greasy mouthfeel.
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Blue Mugge, Leek. A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, hedgerow fruits, some cherry, slight yeast, a little apple and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, chocolate, hedgerow fruits, slight cherry, a little biscuit, subtle orange and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied but a grainy texture. A lingering, yeasty and a touch of grassy bitterness in the finish. A nice, sessionable, flavourful bitter. Weird texture but decent.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, vegetive, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral.
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow on the 7th December 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thick creamy white head. Malty aroma with warm yeasty bread notes present. Good lacing and creamy mouthfeel. Mixed malts give a moist maltloaf base with strong flavours of tart redcurrant fruit and oak cask evident. Strong bitter hop resins give a harsh metallic tang in the long aftertaste. Finish is malty with biscuit overtones and again dry oak cask flavours present in the mouth. A very poor session bitter and one to avoid.
The_Osprey (6348) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Railway, Richmond as ’Bays Topsail’. Dark orange, clear, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is bready, tangerine, Granny Smith. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is bread crusts, Danish pastry, touch of citrus with a pleasant bitterness. A tasty, rounded bitter. Could drink many pints. Good balance.
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at friends. Amber colour with an off white head. Deep malty fruit and hop aroma. The taste is refreshingly bitter with a moderate bitter finish.
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled . Low boost brown . Malty toffee or caramel covered Apple nose . Decent foamy white head above bronze . Notes of grassy hops, chocolate , toffe covered butterscotch , paint and low boost shit like they .fuck u I’m moving to California
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Guildford. Pours clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, some citrus. Taste is more biscuits. Crisp finish, decent bitter.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Guildford Arms.
Appearance - deep copper with a nicely proportioned head.
Nose - biscuits going into ginger cake.
Taste - toffee and biscuit. Some spice.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet biscuity texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - interesting and slightly challenging bitter.