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)
DruncanVeasey (7134) - 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.
OwainTurner (313) - 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
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.
leaparsons (8037) - 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.
anders37 (16582) - 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.
planky84 (2103) - , 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.
DanielBrown (3781) - 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.
harrisoni (13596) - 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.
maeib (8664) - 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.