maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Cask conditioned - Gravity Dispense - Bedford Beer Festival. Just shows how funny this beer tasting thing is. I’ve had this beer plenty of times in the past and noticed good caramel flavours which Joeh notes in his rating. This was the same glass and I got none of that! Instead I found the taste a bit thick fruity and cloying. The aroma also had lots of fruity malt notes. Dark brown coloured. Score 2.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.2
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session).Strong and fruity beer with plengtly of caramel. Slightly Bitter.
rlgk (9021) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color, small offwhite head. Not much aroma at all, maybe some malts and a little sweetness. A little thin, and the flavor is a little weak as well. There are better bitters...
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, Masque Haut, London.
Deeply coloured amber body with a fine beige head. Sweet malt and maple syrup aromas. Flavour is initially sweet but then develops into a strong bitter of a relatively long period. OK, but not remarkable. If your in that sort of market, try Old Bob (Riddleys), ESB (Fullers) or Old Hooky (Hook Norton), all three are quality drops.
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Hand Pump) A chesnut coloured beer with a small light tan head. A very rich and full aroma that is supported by the almost viscous presence in the mouth. This quickly turns to an almost metallic twang on the palate. Not for me this one.
omhper (18753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled cask conditioned. Reddish nut brown. Flowery nose. Very dry. Medium bodied. Nutty & salty with really bitter finish.