anders37 (19533) - 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.
fiulijn (16462) - 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.
harrisoni (15319) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
imdownthepub (11475) - 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.
DJMonarch (9165) - 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.
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark purple-red in colour. This is a fruity vineous beer with a light dry finish. The fruit flavours are almost juicy in the mouth.
maeib (8750) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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 (7117) - 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.