s_hartshorne (46) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A plain beer dosnt smell of nething. A good ruby colour. With a good 1cm head. Smooth and mild by taste. Nothing to write home about!
jamesie1857 (1098) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - Mahogany body, thick beige head that dissipates rather quickly. Nutty aroma, a bit of caramel too. The taste is malty, sweet at the back, lots of demerara hints in there as well. Better than I was expecting.
Thylacine1 (3) - Para Hills West, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A disappointing beer that seems to be lacking in all areas. The head lacks body and the dark porter like appearance is deceiving in it’s promise.was a real disappointment .
gruberm (270) - - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown real ale. Cereal malty flavor. Watery bitter finish bit not so weak that takes away from the beer
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DandyLion (384) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Original Oak, Leeds. Brown beer. Quite boring. A bitter. A boring brown bitter. Fine though.
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AWS9 (446) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay pour. Solid nutty malts, a touch of caramel and fruitiness. Not exactly exploding with flavour, but no offensive flavours to report. Easy drinker too. I approve!
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this cask ale at Old White Swan York. A bit thin though it looks better than it tastes with a nice clear amber color and nice head.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Castle, Castleton. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are woody with light apple and trace aniseed. Nutty with hedgerow and blackberry. Flavours are woody malts with pepper and earthy hops. Light apple with a dry finish. Some residual sugar. Average.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2005 Total Score: 2.9
Bottle. Amber brown with an off-white head. Aromas are nutty with metallic hops and an underlying caramel smoothness. Flavours are nutty with sweet malts that give way to some fruitiness followed by a fairly dry finish. Not bad, probably better from a cask.
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet nutty nose, lovely clear hazelnut colour. Woody smoke flavours with a note of plums, sweet herby finish. - pint at o’neills Sutton
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle: BBD May 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 24 Aug 2013.
Looked fine: good dark brown body with an off-white head that hung around and gave some heavy lacing.
Malts vied with the hops both in the aroma and taste, the malts just about winning on each account. Toffee and nutty feel to the brew, I liked it.
Body suits the flavours nicely, could be a bit stronger alcohol wise, but the UK tax laws have stopped some beers being brewed and sold at their best ABV levels.
Earlier Rating: 3/4/2013 Total Score: 2.9
Very surprised to see this on cask at the Telford Town centre Wetherspoons (20 Feb 2013) and felt compelled to have a pint.
Looked like a lot of the old style ’English Bitters’: meaning a fairly dull mid-brown colour with an off-white head sat moodily on top.
Typical UK beery esters reached my nose: nothing too strong or powerful, just an understated blend of malts and hops, neither taking complete control. The malts however do hint at a sweetness to come and sure enough the brew has a malty molasses feel and flavour in the mouth.
OK more than brilliant: pleased I had it though, don’t see enough Daleside beers in Shropshire.