OwainTurner (267) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 At Rutland Beer Festival ... Appearance of coca-cola (minus the gas). Very toffee smell (lovely!) warm orange and toffee taste. No bitterness (unlike at spoons last time I tried.) Much better
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Rupert Brooke, Rugby, 17/04/13.
Mahogony brown with a good sized beige head that retains well. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is dark malt, very light roast, toffee, touch of smoke.
Taste is malt forward, dark toffee fudge, sugars, mineral notes, barley, dark fruits, biscuit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth and plesant on the palate.
Decent enough fayre, but coming over as more of an ESB to me than a stout.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at The Venue, Miles Platting 19/01/2011
Fruity aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured a little rich and sweet on the palate with a hint of spiciness in a peppery malt finish.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Brown pour with a beige head. Raisins, pear, red apples and peach in the nose. Very fruity. Crisp apple bite in the flavour, definitely an orchard fruit feel to it. Unsurprisingly a fruity finish.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Mahogany with tan head. Heavy darkly roasted malts with a bitter chocolate character, some liquorice, chalkiness with just a hint of hop in the finish.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Cask Conditioned Handpump Bold Dragoon Weston Favell. A dark ruby coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has fruit cream and caramel. The taste is nice and malty with chocolate caramel and fruit. Nice and thick in the mouth. Very much like an old ale in its profile. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6, 3.6 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.6.
evergreen0199 (1643) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer fest 2009. Deep ruby pour with small head. Roasty aroma. Hints of caramel, slight bitterness. A well balanced flavourful fruity beer.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Planet Thanet Beer Festival ’09. Pours a deep ruby red colour with a fine off-white head. Fruity aromas and hints of alcohol with a slight bitterness. Sweet malty frutiness on the palate and I detected some alcohol in the short but smooth finish. Slightly carbonated mouthfeel but a smooth body. A nice drinking beer!
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at White Cliffs BF 09. Ruby/chestnut colour, thin beige head. Great condition. It’s a bit toasty, good beer. Not that bad. Decent sting on end. Tasty and toasty.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Leicester ’Spoons. Tempting ruby with a VERY stable thick beige collar and clinging lace. Faint choc, yeasty apple and cereal aroma deadened by that collar. Flavour another matter. Luscious dusty choc malt, sultana apple fruit (strudle), lovely faint smoke and choc clinging to the palate. The best English beer at over 5% I’ve had in a long, long while. Clean, rounded, beautifully fresh and packed with gently roasty malt chocolate goodness. Milky still. Can’t really fault this beer. Drinks smooth but deep and tasty like a really full mild, not a stout. HAIL THE BEAST. Glad I popped in.