tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, - OCT 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in the Bull Inn, Paisley in January 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Slight hint of toffee malt in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a sweet maltloaf base with weak caramel and watery redcurrants. Really strong chemical flavour of calcium carbonate through in the aftertaste which began to taint the bitter floral finish. So I found this disappointing as I tend to like the old ales.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Parr Hall, Warrington 12/10/2002
Mid brown coloured with some spice aroma. Strong in alcohol. Slightly dry malt finish.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at The Swan, Banbury. Chestnut coloured with bubbly head. Rich malted, roasted chestnut flavours. Sweet and yet dry on the palate, caramel hints and fruity body.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 Tested Cask-Conditioned. Brakspear’s Old Ale, a dark brown colour, with strong aromas. Full-bodied, strong and satisfying, malty. A very good pint.