undercurrent25 (1827) - Barnton, Cheshire, - JAN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly standard bitter this one, tastes like the traditional bitters the old big breweries use to make, no strong stand out flavours and quite forgetable
amhart88 (89) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish ale. Tastes of toffee, treacle, brandy. Very sweet - could probably do with more of a bitter character to balance it out but very nice nonetheless.
Towey1989 (1519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear brown colour with a medium off white. Aroma of caramel, some toffee, slight bread, a little fruitcake and subtle red berries. Taste is similar of toffee, some caramel, slight bread, a little red berries, subtle spice and paste earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, caramel, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. It’s a sweet malty bitter with a subtle bitterness. What more can I say.
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As "Special" 5.2% - Deep brown colour. Aroma and flavour are plentiful with rich, dark malts and a hint of dried fruits. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled at Vernon Arms, half pint. Nitro creamy head over a nice mahogany coloured body Dark caramel nose. Malt driven taste profile of brittle caramel, bread and nuts. Roasted bitterness to the ending. Drinks well (Liverpool 01.02.2015).
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 15 Jan 2013. Poured a dark ruby colour, with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of malts, cooked fruit and a slightly soapy note. Sweet flavours on the fore; fairly standard malty, bready notes, with some dried fruit. Finish was very much the same; almost no discernible hop character.
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The York Tap. Pours clear reddish brown, thick creamy head. Aromas mostly caramel, light red fruit. Taste is more of the same, creamy texture, gentle bitter finish. Good.
tommann (3217) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Albert and the Lion, JDW, Blackpool. Pours ruby brown with a medium head. Aroma is red berries and bread. Taste has bread and toast. Finish has some dark fruits.
Cunningham (6565) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown color with a frothy white head that leaves a fine curtain lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Dark malty, light hoppy and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: An ok handpull ale. Would have been a lot better with some more carbonation.
Personal stats: On tap at Square Peg (JDW) in Birmingham, England.
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW – Charlie Hall; dark brown pour with off white head, sweet malt aroma, caramel taste with slight bitterness, dry and thin. OK
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 9th Jan 2013.
Clear and bright Chestnut coloured body with a creamy head of white foam.
Malts lead the way here in aromas and tastes: hints of dark fruits throught the semi-sweet malty molasses with the hops just about giving some bitterness and dryness towards the end of each gulp.
A bit one dimensional but I liked it.