sm89walt (1748) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 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 (13261) - 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 (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Cask from the Wenlock Arms. Malt and caramel nose. Red brown body. Plenty of lace. Nice and sweet with lots of toffee. Good beer.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Leicester Festival 2006. Dark reddish black beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a rich flavour with a bitter finish. Overall a nice rich roasted beer.
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Mahogany color; frothy head. Light caramel aroma, very light herbs. Soft mouthfeel, some malt, caramel, some chocolate, correct bitterness (long, getting stronger). When it’s warmer, it’s a pleasant and soft Winter Warmer.
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Dark brown colour. Small creamy head. Malty and hints of toffee and caramel in the aroma. Malty flavour with chocolate and caramel. Malty aftertaste, some hints of roasted malts in the aftertaste too. Very nice.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Dark ruby. Mellow malty. Medium sweet. Touch of salmiak, dark bread (limpa in Swedish) and coffee. Roasted aftertaste. Not too bitter. Nice. (Stout? No, to me this is more of a Scot ale)
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark brown with red edges. Large creamy head. Roasted grains, toffee and almond in aroma. Rich and slightly oily flavour of black chocolate and toffee with undertones of almond and smoke. Long aftertaste of roasted malts and toffee-like hops. Pleasant stout.
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. This to me, is a dry Stout, with moments of Guinness style flavour. Real tart, ashy and medicinal dryness on the finish. Very smooth and milky in the mouth. Nice, hard.