AshtonMcCobb (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Cask and Barrel.
Appearance - close to opaque black but not quite. Some lovely cherry coloured chinks around the glass. Lovely fawn head. Looks great
Nose - chocolate and caramel.
Taste - honey and/or caramel with a slight biscuits backdrop. A liquorice note brings on the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry malty finish.
Overall - good beer. It grows too.
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Too thin of palate and the fruitiness was a bit overbearing to the point of being tart. Didn’t enjoy this one at all.
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of old roasted malts, cobwebs, some light paint thinner and fudge. flavour is mostly grapes and sugar icing, with a hint of oranges, herbal hops and brown sugar. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - dark ruby coloured, mild chocolate aroma, intermittent lacing, earthy, malty, berry fruits flavour, easy to drink
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 07/06/13. A dark dark brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of bubbles. Very dry. Raisin fruitiness. A hint of smoke. Fruiitness is nice. Needs more depth of flavour. Decent enough.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Ice Wharf, Camden, London. Deep amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is floral, wooden and mildly toffeeish. Flavour is fruity, wooden, a bit nutty with some berries and mild herbal notes. Quite bitter and dry finish.
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with white head. Smooth malty beer, some caramel, toffee, some earthiness but mostly smooth and a touch fruity. Ok.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good head as well as being crisp with a smooth texture, however weak bodied and bland.
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a loose cream head; light fruity aroma; tangy with slightly sour apple and pear flavours; and a crisp, drp, cidery, finish. Not at all bad.
fiulijn (15249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Square Peg, Birmingham, defined as Brown Ale
Beautiful dark mahogany color with small but persistent creamy head. Light caramel aroma. Quite good caramel and chocolate flavor, with just a bit more roasted malts in the final.