DIBBLE (85) - 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 (1743) - 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 (8750) - 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 (16775) - 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
SaintMatty (5808) - 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 (11196) - 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 (5016) - 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.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. More deep copper colour than red, I’d say. Toffee and faint chocolate in the aroma. Soft, smooth mouthfeel with some caramel malt and a touch of treacle sweetness. Dries out a bit on the finish. Despite all the malt touches, the mouthfeel was a bit lightweight. More hop presence would have pepped this up a bit.
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.