scotty (1050) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Asda Carlisle. Bronze with a thin, but long lasting white head. Good malty nose, palate is also dominated by a gentle malty sweetness with a nice citrus bitter edge. Good beer!
allmyvinyl (3135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb, cheers Ash! Pours clear amber, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of cake mix, spice, dried orange peel. Taste is more orange, light spice. Medium body, creamy texture, sweet spicy finish. Good.
AshtonMcCobb (2466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from the Black Bull.
Appearance - amber with a decent head which hangs around.
Nose - cake mixture and a hint of spice.
Taste - tangy dried orange and generally fruit cake.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - very enjoyable. Extra complexity seems to develop down the glass.
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper amber ale with a decently thick off-white head. Nose is ginger biscuits, light lemon, salty toffee and sweet malt. Toffee and a hint of ginger & spices. It feels like I’m drinking this one at the wrong time of year. Quite "full" and it’s not a quaffer. A full "cakey" finish and I can definitely see the appeal here, but it’s a bit sickly for me.
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Sweet malty amber coloured beer. Barnyard & yeasty aromas, full flavoured chewy palate, with plenty of body. Lingering aftertaste with some mid dryness in the finish and very faint sulphur. A very English beer!
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull, The Miles Thompson (JDW), Kendal, Cumbria, 15/02/13. Cream-topped bronze. Soft English hop; berry, herbal-hinting nose. Slate and caramel softness; tweak of aniseed, berry hints. Dull, soft and solid.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Black Bull Coniston. Mid copper brown, tight head which lasts. Caramel like sweetness, maltiness and a light bitterness to finish. Really good stuff.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 23/04/2004
Amber golden coloured and a litte hazy in appearance. Fruity and slightly acidic tasting with a hint of dryness in a lasting finish.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Toffee and malt with a hint of mint and a dry bitter finish. Nice at first, but grew less appealing the more I drank.