Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, slight nuts, a little fruit, a hint of ash and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, fruits, some wood, slight nuts, a little ash and subtle earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish but slight astringent ashy bitterness in the finish. There’s like a smoky, ashy kinda taste throughout and the finish is a little astrigent. Started off ok but hard to drink after a while. Shame.
amhart88 (92) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like dishwater. Tastes better - hints of toffee, pine, malt. Not bad but nothing to rave about
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kobber skum hvid tæt
Citrus græd træ malt
Bitter moderate sød lidt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 14th February 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin white head. Strong bitter hops present in the long aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a biscuit base with dry woody notes of tart redcurrant fruit. Aftertaste is redolent with strong hop resins giving a dry astringency which is strong on the palate. Finish is very bitter with dry notes of leather, oak cask and damp hop flowers. Thought this lack lustre ESB tasted far weaker than the ABV suggests. Not impressed by this, lacking in body and complexity.
Mr_Pink_152 (3374) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Red Amber colour with an off white head. Fruity aroma and burnt toffee taste.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Anchor, Isle of Wight. Clear golden amber color. Aroma ofightly toasted caramel. Taste is lightly burnt caramel. Light body. OK.
jjsint (2125) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask a the Lych Gate Tavern, Wolverhampton. Mid-brown with a creamy head and lots of lacing. Malt, toast, acorn scent. Touch of astringency. Sweet berry/nut taste turns to an angular sour-bitter at the end of the sip. Medium to long bitter-astringent finish. Not my cup of tea sadly.
Desverger (7350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is toasted malty, caramel, biscuity, some dark dried fruity and herbal hoppy notes. Fine.
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Danke, Sabine!):Clear, amber coloured, quickly collapsing loose off-White head; dryish toasty-fruity nose with a medical bitterness underneath; quite soft, light to medium bodied; moderate dryish bitter-sweet flavour; lingering medical-bitter and fruity finish. Good and pleasant...
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Simeon Arms during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear amber-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds bread, toasted caramel and faint chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with dried berries, dry caramel, leaves, toasted toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with dry and crunchy leaves, further toasty caramel. OK.