foolberry (48) - New Malden, Surrey, - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rounded and fruity aroma, with notes of marmalade and marzipan, vanilla ice cream, candy. It’s not as good as that sounds - but it’s still pretty good.. Nice in the mouth - small bubbles - i approve. Taste - difficult to pin down - nothing amazing, but good. First up a slightly harsh bitterness, then creamy sweetness. I’d definitely drink again.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at doctors ... coppper brown ... thin tan head ... soft nutty tosof ... roast malts nose... sweet fruits ... ligt toffe malts ... smell nice r.. but ok
richc (144) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malt and a touch of dried fruit on the aroma, mostly prune and raisin. Oddly most of these aromas vanish in the flavour leaving a slightly thin sweetness and a flat bitterness
AWS9 (406) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Deep ruby pour. Simple fruity malt. Nuttiness. Uneventful finish, kinda boring mouthfeel. Decent dark bitter altogether though.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Victoria Station JDW, 04/04/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber vergeing on chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose carries dark malt, light hops, dark fruit, yeasty notes, brown sugar.
Taste comprises toffee, light banana, gentle suggestion of booze - surprising for a 5% beer, malts.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish sweet finish.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour with a hint of red, malt and fruit aroma, the taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish.
olliejobbins (327) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark chocolate brown/dark amber.
No head and contrary to others, no lacing. I thought the aroma and taste were great. Pretty complex with coffee and spices coming through. Slightly woody and strong hops with the alcohol also being present. A far better ESB than the Ringwood fortyniner i had prior to it.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Musky indeed is the operative word besides unbalanced and astringent in aftertaste. Lot of bite here with malty backdrop almost like liquer.
EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Colour is lightly brown, reddish, white head. Nose is caramel, ale fruity, nutty, biscuity. Taste is caramel, biscuity, nutty, sticky sweet.
essexcalf (170) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle). Strong Ale. Clear, dark amber. Light, off-white head. Medium carb. Light, spicy hop aroma, slightly vegetable-ish, not much to it and a bit of an unpleasant muskiness. Taste is slightly sweet, slight spicy hops, not very much going on. Drinkable, but uninteresting.