shrubber85 (10528) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Woody toffee malt and light hay aroma. Copper with small head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter tannin and dry oak flavor. Okay body. Decent - woody but no smokiness.
Stuu666 (10287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, light smoky toffee nose, light smoke taste, dry, sweet toffee, thin.
Martin243 (1006) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Clear tawny orange body, thick off white head. Mild burnt sugar and medicinal fruit aroma. Smoke flavour is subtle, more beech than oak. I enjoyed the mouth feel which was fuller than I expected. Very well balanced, smoke not over assertive which is no bad thing. I was impressed.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Penderels Oak London 09/04/14. A reddy brown coloured beer with a tight white head. Berry fruity in the nose which follows through to the mouth where it meets the rather good smoked malts. It needs more body and more smoke to be honest but I do like it.
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Deep amber with a moderate off-white head. Yes! Smokey from the off; nice bonfire night smoke rather than the weird pepperoni of your Schlenkerla’s. Lots of fruitiness behind too, I’m thinking homemade apple and rhubarb crumble eaten after a warming jacket potato cooked on a bonfire. Crisp autumn leaves too in the mildly dry finish, and a little chilli. This is Autumn in a glass. Shame it’s at a Spring beer festival, but loved it nevertheless. Yes!
mr_h (4693) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow (belated festival ale) - clear amber brown, good creamy beige head, smoked malty aroma, irregular lacing, malty, creamy, slight smokiness, well balanced, excellent carbonation
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Wetherspoons Victoria Station, JDW, Victoria SW1. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a fruity malty weak smoky caramel finish.
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask six chimneys wakefield jdw. Brown amber colour ok white head lacing. Aroma is red fruits subtle smoke. Taste is same smoke more pronounce decent malts decent smokey bitter finish. Medium body. Well balanced smokiness rating medium.
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The White Lady. Pours clear red-brown, foamy white head. Aromas of smoke and red fruit. Taste is more smoke, light cane sugar, lingering coal fire. Good.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 4 April 2014. Poured a clear copper colour, with a rocky white head and good lacing. Aroma of berries, oak and peat. Smoked malt flavours, with some redcurrants and grass. Finish was toffee, bitter resin and wood chips.