FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Live and Let Live, Cambridge)
Pleasant full-bodied rich malty bitter. Very well balanced. A little sweet - caramel. Hints of apple too.
alenm (18) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Greyhound. Thin creamy head which was retained until the end of the pint, slightly tart dried fruits with dry, bitter aftertaste
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in September 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Slight note of Twix in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a rich digestive biscuit note with caramel and syrupy raisins. Slight prickle of hops gives a bitter aftertaste which fades fast. Finish is slightly sweet and has some caramel still lingering in there. A robust ESB and worth seeking out but very rare north of the border though.
BeerViking (1815) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW) in Twickenham. Deep red with a fine cream head, rich fruity nose with hints of herby hops and sultanas, then a creamy slightly smoky palate with hints of pear drops and wine, and a sharp, dry and faintly tart bitter finish. Lovely.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th October 2010
Spoons Fest! Non fest beer! Clear brown beer with a ghost of a head. Zero carbonation. Light soft and dry palate. Toffee and nuts malt and well joined up cherry and orange fruit. Tiny bit of tea and rich tea biscuits! Finishes dry. Tasty. Some attempt at carbonation would have been appreciated!
berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Mid brown in colour with a low cream head; aroma of malts and caramel; robust caramel malt flavours with just a touch of raisins; some gentle hops, but the finish is dominated by assertive sour malts. This is strong and robust, and rather similar to Hobgoblin.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons (under the central library), Birmingham. Copper. Unpleasant. Water, then a platey, dishwatery hit, with metal and sugar, rising in wince power.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Guildford Arms - Pours amber-orange and has a lightly roasted malt aroma. Thereís some good bitterness in the flavor, moderately strong at most but nice, along with sweet malt and a bit of caramel. Itís medium bodied and a pretty good quaff.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity at The Trigger Pond, Bucknell, St Georges Beer Festival 26-04-10 Dark amber appearance, but Iím sat outside having just finished a dance and the light is fading so the colour Iím seeing may not be entirely accurate. Fruity with a medium bitterness, some dried fruits good tang. Its ok. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask ... copper ... thin lacing ... light toffee nose ... very bitter ... some malt ... lots of toffee ... too bitter for me.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Reindeer, Norwich. Reddy brown with a dense, medium white head. Sweet malty aromas, roasted malts and toffee. Rich malty fruit flavours, some dry hoppy fruitiness, a hint of wood and mild sweet spice. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, good lasting bitterness.