SarkyNorthener (2997) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@the bell inn, walsall. Red amber beer with small creamy head. Little aroma. Taste of roasted digestive biscuits with a little peppery bitterness. Quite creamy on the palate. An ok beer easy to drink.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep red color with a small tan head that disappears. The nose is of juicy cherries, light caramel, some sugary pastry. The taste is moderately sweet with a light bitter finish. The bodyís medium, the finish somewhat watery and refreshing. A nice seasonal from fullers.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in November 1998. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear vivid russet red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Heavy aroma of vanilla pods in the long aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit note in the mouth with creamy vanilla fudge present. Slight herbal tang of hop resins in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with creamy vanilla notes still present. An excellent Irish Red Ale in style and well recommended.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have enjoyed a few of these over the course of a couple of evenings. The ever so slightly reddy brown colour does justice to the name of this beer. From cask, it was clear and very slightly sparkling. Aromas are sweet and mellow: I got vanilla, maple and butterscotch and toast. Not that bitter in taste, nor too sweet I felt this was really well balanced and very easy to drink with reasonably modest ABV. Definitely recommended
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Cask at Volo
Aroma mild yet aromatic, mineral light top, creamy feel, hint of oak. Light hop notes. 6+
Appearance slight haze , amber, rocky mid top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Peppery, oak feel, green leaf , hint of tree bark Ö woody sides. Different rusty ending accented by hints of fig.
markas101 (2000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield. Tawny port appearance, faint caramel aroma. Sweet, more caramel and brown sugar. Almost no hops to speak of, a slightly off artificial sweetness on the finish.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Christian Firtal. Deep reddish copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and biscuit, with a hint of diacetyl. Sweetish malty flavour with a bit of fruit and a mild hoppy finish
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ christian firtal, Odense. Pours ruby amber with a small off White head. Lots of buiscuit and caramel. Very malty and smooth. Good.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Salisbury, Green Lanes. Ruby red with a small white head. Aroma gives a bit of cherry and wood. Maybe a bit of strawberry. Taste is quite smooth and a bit sweet. Thin bodied but not upsettingly so. One sip halfway down really tasted like marzipan strangely. I was surprised that I quite liked this.
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. The Swan, Stratford. Thin white head, reddish hue. Toffee apple, fruity, malty. Bittersweet. Watery palate. Bitter finish. Okay.