downender (6176) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Barley MOw, Bristol 24/10/2013. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Malty bitter with some decent grassy hops and moderately bitter finish. Good.
Garrold (1213) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, shared with Button, at Market Rasen races, yesterday. Light chocolatey malt. Fruit and nut. Smooth palate. Light bitter finish. Nice stuff.
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Dark copper... Big tan head... Soft dry peppery fruit... Peppery fruit.. Lightest tinge of sour... Soft malts
minutemat (1496) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from, I think, Borough Wines. Pours mahogany brown with a lovely sweet malty aroma. Has a dark bitterness with complex earthy malts, an interesting character with a smooth sessionable quality.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark bitter chestnut in colour and has only a thin film of a head however the sediment in the bottle is very fixed to the base and makes for and easy pouring ale. The flavours and aroma are very similar differing only in intensity, the aroma is a gentle and has a mild citrus and malt tones the flavour is the same however is far more intense, the hop really comes through and creates the bitterness which is slightly weakened by the malt content which leaves a bitter nutty flavour at the finish.
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins Clapham. Colour is murky hazy darkish brown. The bottles been standing for a couple of days. Very slightly off white medium foam head. Nose is very nutty, chocolatey malt, woody, slight earthy, dryish green leaf hop. Taste is chocolatey malt, earthy hop, fruity hop, dryish hop, green leafy hop, pine and light menthol. A bitter but it’s quite complex with a blend of English hops with piney new world hops and lots of chocolatey malt.
BeerViking (2422) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, faint haze, red-brown, fruity nose, dry malty body with red fruit and burnt toffee.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Tap East Anniversary Party. It pours a depp amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma is malty with notes of dried fruit, raisins, nuts and bread. Taste is similar, with malt, dried fruit, caramel, toast, spices. Brief bitter-ish finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. OK.
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep runy color, good brown head, lace. Aroma has caramel malts, dish cleanser citrus and berries. Light to medium bodied. Caramel malts, berries and quite aggressive hoppyness in the finish and aftertaste. Some darker malts lurking too. Interesting.
Beertobealive (225) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Large beige foamy head. Looks and smells nice in the glass with some light coriander spices. There is also fresh and pleasant tiny bubbles. However the wood/root very present palate overcomes a lighter taste and shy flavors.