DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep dark red beer with brief tan head. Slight lacing. Bready, nutty aroma. Bright mouthfeel. Flavour is full, balanced and moreish. A malty, walnutty character with a herbal hopped dry finish.
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on handpump at the Retreat, Reading] Pours a very attractive deep bronze-brown, with amber highlights - like a naturally dark-haired female pop star’s new hairdo. No head and no carbonation. Smells beguilling - hints of smoke and blackcurrant. Taste not quite as strong as aroma suggested - just a hint of smoke, some stewed fruits, a bit of leather, some red wine and some treacle, with just the right amount of bitterness to prevent it feeling sticky. Reminded me of a cross between a mild (maybe Pint-Sized Mild) and an old ale (perhaps Stonehenge Old Smokey), but without quite the depth or finish of either. Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable brew that I could happily drink again. Recommended. c8
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber brown with a small off white head. Rough malt aroma with a touch of marmalade. Pleasant full sweet malt taste, a little peppery, with some bitterness. Hammerpot don’t seem to be getting the best of ratings, however I’ve had a couple this week. Martlet was pretty good. This one, I thought was first class. Well done.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Victory Brighton. A hazy chestnut coloured beer with a slight ring of white bubbles. Fruity malty bready flavours. Nice autumnal notes. Fruity aroma with a touch of spice. Pretty nice.
cgarvieuk (20673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at cloisters ... dark red brown .... thin lacing ... soft spicy malt nose .... sweet malts with a bitter back bone ... toffee ... little metalic ... decent enough
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Claret. It pours clear deep brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich, sweet toffee, light cocoa, wood, leather and brown bread. The taste is smooth, rich, bitter - sweet, toffee, dark fruits, wood, light spice, chewy malt and brown bread with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great condition. Rich and pretty flavoursome. Good bitter.
SaintMatty (6611) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (South Western Arms, Southampton) - Brown/copper coloured. Malty and lightly fruity aroma. Lightly sweet and hoppy taste with a well balanced hoppy, malty and fruity finish which features a hint of caramel and chocolate.
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Chestnut with slight head. A pretty smooth, malty beer with heavy toffee, caramel flavours. Quite cloying and a touch sweet for me to really enjoy it. Not totally sure about this one.
berkshirejohn (5884) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Hazy reddish copper in colour with a thin cream head; full malty aroma; earthy sweet malt flavours and a gently bitter finish. Very pleasant.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy ChzMan. Brown. Off white carbonation. Toasty, vinous, and cocoa powder malt with a mild earthy bitterness. Medium/light body, smooth.