TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Half pint pulled at The Lower Red Lion in St Albans (Hertfordshire), a dark amber with a filmy head. A strong malty aroma, slightly tartish. A delicious chocolate malt flavour with a good smooth mouthfeel.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Market Porter, Borough Market, London..
Dark Ruby. Malty and bready, butter & hints of roast and dried fruits.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, Maeib & Kook.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet dark fruits in flavour. Fruitcake. Medium sooth. Great.
JonMoore (2019) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark ruby coloured with a slim creamy white head. Sweet and malty with some nice light bitterness in the finish.
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours mid brown with slight haze. Malty bitter, rather bland for Cottage. OK.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Royal Oak, Ockbrook. Wonderfully malty stuff; deep brown, sweet nose, burnished flavour, very enjoyable.
Towey1989 (604) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Stafford Arms, Bagnall. Deep ruby brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt caramel, spice and dark fruits. Taste of roasted malt, nuts, sweet dark fruits like plum and raisin plus a little bitterness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A roasted, fruity finish. A warming winter beer.