Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby finger off white head.
Smell chocolate, raisins, red fruit.
Taste plum and red fruit, bit nutty.
Sweet and smooth, light body.
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Clarendon Leicester. Ruby red colour. Tiny laced head. No real aroma or taste. Slight berry taste. Quite bland really.
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dogbomb (944) - ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark rusty red ale with a thick beige head. Nose of tea and cream. Dark berries, tea bags, a very slight cheap chocolate and a malt biscuit. Pleasant. Smooth. Finish could be a bit better and it needs a bit of "bite".
jmgreenuk (4364) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Prince Regenf, Cambridge. Dark reddish brown pour. Big bubbly head. Fruity rich flavour. Limited bitterness. Decent beer but no classic, Could be drunk over a session, but I'm not sure I'd want to.
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, hand pulled into a standard UK half pint sleeve: The Old Red Lion on Old Holborn, London being the venue of this review in Oct 2011.
Pours a nice deep, dark brown, a full white crown sat above, lacing ensued from the said head as the beer level fell.
Malts, sweet malty molasses in the nose, with just a touch of hop floral notes to take away some of the malty sweetness.
The taste was very simular to the smells, malts, but roasted rather than sweet, the hops now asserting their bitterness a bit more, giving a fairly well balanced brew, but still on the sweet side.
This isn’t as exciting as I hoped for, decent, but no world beater, a special beer for halloween? Nothing special about it at all.
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask on Halloween 2011. Ok seasonal from Greene King. Sweet malts, but no real hop flavor present at all. Very reminiscent of Greene King IPA, so I’d imagine they just tweaked with the formula to produce this. Too one note, but not awful as a last resort.
prawlie (1150) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint into a pint jug at the Old Explorer close to Oxford Circus in London. Very dark red with ok head. Sweet hop flavour, nice. Also a touch bitter, but has little body.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - caramel malt
A - dark brown with thick head
T - sweet with roasted hoppy bitter
P - mid to full and soft
O - full bitter
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at Druids Head Maidstone. Very deep brown colour. No real head. It is an ok rich malty best bitter with some GK yeast flavour. No real hop and just ok condition. Bit simple and malt is a bit unrefined
kwik-lime (1315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body, almost black in appearance. Flavour of toasty malts, charcoal, licquorice - fairly bitter, good beer.