christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
barnyard, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, I don’t quite know how to describe this one. Interesting. Pours to a brownish-amber with a decent aroma. Initial taste is good with a woody, almost pine-like taste on the finish. the further down it the worse it got strange
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Golden tea in colour with a thin dissipating white head, very light patchy lacing. Aroma is of grains and cereal, herbal hops, some caramel sweetness. Flavour is a bit watery, some light bitterness, caramel malt sweetness, herbal. Lightly bitter but thin mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes fairly quick, grainy, sweet. A little thin for my tastes, probably better on cask then from the bottle.
eastkenttom (105) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A perfect beer to sup with a bag of pork scratchings. Uncomplicated but pleasant enough. Drank it from a bottle - just the right carbonation level. Nice chestnut colour.
Arek (597) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask 1 Pint, Yates, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Rubinowe piwo o bardzo cienkiej i szybko znikającej pianie oraz karmelowym, lekko chmielowym aromacie. W smaku początkowo słodowe, karmelowe z przyjemną, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.
rlgk (14164) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear dark golden/amber beer, ok head. Fruity aroma, biscuits, caramel, citrus, some toffee. Toffee flavor, grass, citrus, some biscuits. Ok.
MissPxx (852) - - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma. Sweet and fruity. Fizzy dark amber colour. Medium head. Deep flavours. Well rounded.
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Sledutah (6096) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma and flavors of caramel and bitters
Cimbasso (354) - - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A traditional English bitter from a 50cl bottle. It has great clarity, indicating that it a filtered ale. The colour is amber with a cream coloured foamy head which disperses quickly. The aromas are of malts and leaves. There is a taste of well-hopped bitterness, balanced with a soft bread-like maltiness. Light, but not watery. A very pleasant bitter with high drinkability.
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015
Aug 2014 - It is 8 years ago that I last had a bottle of this. Anyway, today it is on cask. Hazy orange, small white head. Body is light, slightly foamy. Taste is very soft malt character, a touch metallic in the finish. (2.8)
Nov 2014 - Cask at the William Morris JDW. Dark orange / brown, hazy, small scummy head. Aroma is light, nothing much to say. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is gluey, light resin, some ash towards the finish, soft bitterness. Overall impression - tangy and drying. OK. (3.0)
Jan 2015 - Pint at Culpeper, Spitalfields. Social. Sticky sweet malts, light bitterness. A bit drying.(3.0)
mR_fr0g (5777) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Amber coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is tea leaves, butterscotch and earthy twigs. Flavour is sweet hedgerow, caramel, flabby, Berry. Palate is semi sweet low carbonation.