SarkyNorthener (1088) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with tight medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and some dark fruits. A little spice is thrown in too. Light on the body. Decent enough, but would expect more from a ESA.
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Angel JDW. Woah, Greene King whale watch!! The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is spiced fruit cake, ginger powder, some of that distinct GK yeastiness. The taste is plum, brown bread. Acidic red apple tang. General mineral. More yeast. Leather. Dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, actually not terrible. One of GK’s better ones...
Niall73 (661) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours a darkish amber. Aroma is sweet, caramel, booze, sherry. Tastes malty sweet, toffee, pretty rich. OK.
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Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Deep amber beer with a medium offwhite head. Nice spicy, caramell, fruity aroma and flavour with some bitter hops.
RichTheVillan (1631) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear amber pour with off white head, malty aroma with sweet caramel and roasted malts coming through in the taste.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. This was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a beer with more ommph.
tampierre (563) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,fruit,spices and floral aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter finish ; Heavier body ; Pleasant ESA.
wimpyjoe (2272) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Noticeably strong and sweet like ales of this type in both aroma and taste. Copper golden with a bubbly head.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CasK! .. . last beer of the evening, tomorrow we hit Giants Causeway!! .. . . This pint was poured at the Bridge House (yes, i walked back after the Saloon) .. Comes out a deep ruby .. . great foam .. . bitter toffee .. . light mouth .. . not sure where they get reserve from?
.. . . that’s good yacky!
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 09/03/13.
Very lightly hazed chestnut brown with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is dark malts, GK yeast, brown sugars, toffee, disappointingly thin for a 6.5% beer!
Taste comprises dark fruit, sugars, raisens, toffee, touch of spice but ultimately it just tastes like a stronger version of most other GK beers - you just can’t escape that yeast strain!
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Drinkable but largely forgettable for a 6.5% beer - lacks depth and complexity.