BlackHaddock (4972) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown 500ml bottle, obtained from Beers of Europe, best before 28 Jul 2011, drank and reviewed 4 Jul 2011: poured into na UK pint sleeve glass. My bottle clearly called this Tom Wood’s Lincoln Red.
True reddy brown coloured body, with a large off-white bubbley head on top, looks a treat.
Aroma of roasted, toasted malts with semi-sweet molasses thrown in.
The taste follows the smell, malts and molasses, but with a hop dry bite towards the end of the mouthfeel. As the mouth really dries between gulps the hop bitterness turns into an almost citrus mini-sourness (pink grapefruit?). Very nice in deed.
StueyD (1467) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown to red coloured beer with a thickish, off white head. A slightly sweet, malty nose, some toffee and a little perfumed. A bitter smoky malt taste, again a bitter sweet toffee and caramel, with a touch of liquorice, then a slightly spicy hop flavour. The finish is bitter and dry. (Bottle BCA - purchased from the Butcher’s stall at the 2006 Sandringham Food Fair).
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Manchester (JDW) 18/10/2006
Small white head. Mid brown amber coloured with some alcohol present. Hoppy with some dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned @ Standing Order (JDW), Soton. Brown colour. Fruity malt aromas. Berries and raisins with bisuits and a little tofeee. Fairly dry in the mouth with plenty of old fashioned english bitterness. Tasty.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. JDW. All off milk and beef to me. An odd thing indeed. Think this may have been a little out of order.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A dark brown coloured beer with a russet hue and a whitish head. The aroma is sharp and fruity with orangey notes as well as beeries. The taste is very bitter with good English hops. Earthy also. A nice beer.