tombyars (1556) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby red in colour with a thick off white head. Strong creamy aroma of Scottish fudge. Creamy seductive mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark complex malts give a rich moist Dundee fruit cake with strong flavours of figs, molasses and sweet blood oranges. There is a vague hint of spicy hops in the short aftertaste and then normal service is resumed with sweet malt returning in the long fruity vinous finish. Tasted more like an Old Ale in style and a fantastic session beer. Highly recommended.
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Pours a light, ruby brown with not much head. A bit of piney and citrusy hops in the nose, along with light toast. Pretty decent flavor, mildly roasty with some toffee sweetness. Faintly piney bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Mild stickiness in the finish, a bit of smoke and roasty malts, a slight minerality, some toffee. All these characteristics are here, though not too intense. A very nice beer overall.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Moon Under Water, 68-74 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M3 2FN.
Clear dark brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, oat, sweet malt, toffee, vanilla. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. 
madmitch76 (20823) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21st April 2010. Clear dark brown beer with a little white head. Softish palate, a tad dry. Rich malt - a little unsweet dark toffee. Reasonably well balanced by some juicy hop. A little orange and a little peach. Only mild bitterness. Hangs together well. Finishes light and dry and fruity. Very drinkable.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/04/2010
Fruit and malt aromas. Copper mid brown coloured fruity and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
berkshirejohn (5681) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Reddish copper with a dense cream head; fruity aroma; dry, smooth and creamy in the mouth with a malty flavour and a sweet caramel finish. A really drinkable heavy.
sm89walt (1897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a dark, ruddy brown colour with a frothy, mostly lasting lasting dark beige head. Toasty, milk chocolate aromas and a bit of mid fruits. Taste is similar, good creamy sweet chocolate and a light roasted malt tone. Let down a bit by a touch of butteriness but soft, creamy and medium in body on the palate.
harrisoni (16595) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Society Rooms, JDW, Maidstone. Really been looking forward to this after the rates so far for this beer. Deep reddy brown with a firm thickish collar of light tan foam. A slightly choccy initial taste. Then some sweet dark fruits kick in. More milk choc on aroma. The mix of choc, slight roast/toast and then jammy fruit, is a little unusual. Not unattractive at all. In fact I quite like it. The half pint lasted just 4 gulps and less than 5 mins, in fact extremely likeable beer with some sting on the finish which is more sour fruit than hop. Excellent.
bobinlondon (1280) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW) Monument. Amber /Red with a lively off white head. Full flavoured red ale with spicy tones and resinous citrus hops. Very good!
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Crosse Keys London. A mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head. A nice fruity beer with bready malts and good hops. Hints of caramel in the nose but great balance. Tasty.