downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 5/2/2013. Deep amber with a frothy, off-white head. A malty brew, with some chewy, biscuity grans, red fruits and a touch of hazelnut, before a bitter, slightly toasty finish. Ok.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
20th June 2012: hand-pulled pint in my local Spoons.
The second beer from this brewery in a day, had a pint of Piston Broke at lunch-time, didnít rate that too highly either.
Malty home brew came to mind when I tasted this. Brown body with a thin off-white head. Smell of grains and coal with baked biscuits mashed in, the taste wasnít far from that: add a hop maybe. Not something Iíll be having again, in fact Iíll not be buying anything from this brewery again unless I find something really interesting and it comes recommended.
skaboro (1) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bought at JDW Aberdeen. Little to no aroma, deep copper/red colour. Initial taste weak and watery but a nicer finish. Would not but again.
jfb (3149) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a clear ruby-amber colour with a small off-white head. aroma of dark fruit and custard, slightly meaty, with a hint of brown sugar. flavour is bread dough, brown sugar and mellow pale malts, with a hint of raisins, some toasted malts and caramel in the dry finish. medium-bodied with very soft carbonation.
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Deep tawny with a red gleam and a thin beige head; malty aroma with some autumn fruit - apples, pears, and plums; the taste is sweet and fruity to start, but unfortunately very thin and watery; before a dry, toasted, toffee finish. Reminds me of Hobgoblin.
cgarvieuk (12173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at st standing order ... copper ... big tan head ... sweet berry toffee malt nose .. mellow fruits ... soft toffee ... light woody malts ... soft easy woody berry malt roast ...
imdownthepub (9159) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Banbury. Reddish brown with cream head. Malty fruity beer, there is a hint of vanilla mixed with strawberry in this then just an off, cream, milky note. Not the easiest beer to get through, but itís ok.
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep nutty dark briwn with a thin brown head. Musky smell of nut an malt, some alchol and spice. Som milk chocolate. Biscuit. Mediuk oily body. Sharp vinigar malt taste. Wood and a bit of roast. Nut. Sour. The smell is complex and interesting. The taste is borring and stale. Could have been amazing.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Baron of Stinckley. Chestnut with a beige foam retreating to a halo. Lightly coal-dusted, lactic aroma with milk choc, berries and oily hop aspects. Finely sieved coal and cocoa easing into black cherry, creamy chestnut, grape skin and oaken tones. Fine dark bitter with a layered, lightly roasted malt profile moving into porter territory.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Gate House (Wetherspoonís) Highgate London on 22nd April 2012. Reddish with no head or lace. Sour and sweet aroma with blackcurrant and perfume. Sweet and vinous in-mouth, as a sweet white wine. Grape and a few herb notes in aftertaste. Mouthfeel flat and watery. Did not finish.