zacgillbanks (1729) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Keswick. A brown malty ale with a slight nutty flavour, chocolate notes and a light roasted finish.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark chestnut. Smells of malt with a hint of caramel. Tastes of roasted malt with a nice full mouth feel.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle drank on 5 Sep 2013. Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass: looked good.
Deep brown body colour with a full off-white crown, the colour held even at the thin base of the vase, so good depth of colour.
The nose was all sweet malty molasses, as was the initial taste. Nutty, woody, notes of caramel and toffee, the hops were hiding well below the surface and just about preventing the brew becoming purely a malty mess. Hardly noticed the hops, even as the mouth dried no true bitterness or hop fell arrived.
I like sweet, malty beers and this fitted just right into my type of brew.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium carbonation, malty smell, quite sweet, touch of marmite. Taste sticks around, roasty with a mild astringency. Pretty decent.
MustangMarkF (201) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml. Aroma is mostly nutty but with hints of chocolate and weetabix. It pours (despite my best efforts) with a pale brown head that vanishes as soon as its pours - no hope of waking this one its dead as a dodo. Body is a dark cloudy brown - looks like a mild. Taste wisea dark chocolate gives way to malt and a slightly vinegary bitter finish. Not one of my faves at all.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I usually find these Great Orme beers thin and metallic, but this time, this bottle was really nice. Toasted malt with string chocolate and toffee flavours. Clean mild bitter finish.
TimE (2938) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown color. Tons of cardbored. shit. Seaweed. Unpleasant to say the least.
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear cola like body, very small white head. Aroma of kvass, malty berries. Flavour has remarkable bitterness, caramel, sugar, metal and berries.
tombyars (1302) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this impressive bitter at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2011. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear copper red in colour with no head. Superb malty aroma laden with hedgerow fruits and earthy notes. Robust mouthfeel and no lacing. Powerful pale malt component gives a moist maltloaf base full of plump raisin fruit and yellow plums. Golden syrup and barley sugar add to the mature malt flavours. There is a slight nod to hop resins in the brief aftertaste but this is very hard to detect as the malt really dominates. Finish is fiery malt and very robust with strong fruit notes of rum and raisins coming through. An excellent session bitter that punches far above its weight. Reminded me of Ballards Wassail. Highly recommended.