AWS9 (515) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Dark, plain reddish, purplish, dark brown pour. Simple malty nose. Grape, fruit, apricot - fruit and malt. Some deep malt, hazelnut character. Very smooth and drinkable finish. Nice one.
tommann (2922) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sawyers Arms, Kensington. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is woody Ribena. Taste has dark berries to start and Ribena on the finish. Short in the finish.
OwainTurner (359) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
.................. Lovely smooth veer. Sweet. ,................. ................
jjsint (999) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ the Cricketers, Cambridge. Translucent purplish dark brown with a thin beige head. Caramel, liquorice, blackberry aroma. Taste is sweet: liquorice allsorts with a bit of plum pudding. A trifle saccharin. Short finish. Incredibly weak mouthfeel. Not my sort of thing.
Vladivostok (287) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Who on Earth decided this was a bitter? If anything it’s closer to a mild although an English Old/Stock ale would be closer to the truth. Very dark and sparingly hopped with a pleasant caramel aroma and buff coloured head. Flavour is pleasantly of caramel, although the beer hasn’t quite lost its Greene King stodginess. Finish is gentle rather than bitter and to be honest I actually enjoyed it.
Greene King’s ’specials’ seem to have improved of late, but whoever decides on their names should take a long hard look at themselves.
AshtonMcCobb (3115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Antiquary.
Appearance - chestnut brown with a nice head.
Nose - caramel and nuts.
Taste - toffee and caramel biscuits.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - a solid bitter.
StueyD (1283) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark ruby red to brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light, slightly sweet malt aroma, with hint of caramel, roasted nuts and dried fruit. Medium-dry mouthfeel. A dry, malty taste, all the elements from the arom come through, backed up with a mildly bitter hoppiness. The dry malty flavour lasts into a short finish. Cask at the Heacham Manor, Heacham, Norfolk.
Smurf2055 (1400) - 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 (518) - 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 (986) - 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".