DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 Cask, Leicester 09. Bright tawny amber slicked with white. Heady apple, sultana and toffee aroma. Slick and smooth with a faint afterglow but no abrasive alcohol, some almond creeping in. Clean and dried fruity with underlying biscuit and discreet herbal noble presence. Good, but not as good as the Historic Porter. 737314.
(Bottle conditioned) Dusty orange with a fine white slick. Orange rind and Fruit Salad chew aroma with hints of honey,biscuit and ground coriander. Slick and fruity; marmalade, coriander, red apple,wheat and Fruit salad in the mix. Dusty with spice, yeast and citrus like Belgium. Not the same beer as the one I sampled at Leicester. 374715.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 Cask at smithfield 2009... amber ... sweet medicianl nose ... watery odd hop ... little sourness.....
TK2 ... Bottle at home ... Thanks to FIn... copper ... sweet toffee malt ... very bright ... little yeast ... little bitter.... i think my 2.7 was a bit crewl so up to 3.0 but still not quite me
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the brewery (new cask) 23-01-09 and in bottle 25-01-09 The sample that I had at the brewery at 110 IBUs courtesy of Nigel the brewer was a little more bitter than the bottle currently being consumed. Pours hazy light amber, aroma is lovely old leather and old oak wardrobe (I know that sounds strange but thats what I get) , touch musty but also with fruit and some alcohol. Initially sweet with banana and spices but the bitterness carries this along quite marvellously, lovely warmth from the alcohol, slight numbing across the tongue from the bitterness, sweet malts throughout, quite lovely. Many thanks to Nigel for the sample of this. A8 A3 F9 P4 OV17 4.1
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’08. Copper colour. Sweet straw aroma, rough and barnyardy. Sweet malty taste, intensely pleasing and wonderful. Mid bitter finish. Up there with the best of English beers.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Peterborough beer fest. Alround rating: Strong alcohol notes, pale sweet malts, not terrible, but far from great.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: gravicask at Peterborough Beer Festival.
Lovely bright gold colour with a good white head. Big and fruity aroma with a fairly high but very enjoyable level of sweetness. Similar flavour but with an unexpected but really interesting hit of whisky. Sweet, candy sugar notes and some really good fruit in the finish. A typical English strong but a very good one.