kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The colour is dark red. The taste is hoppy, creamy, a bit flowery-sweet, salty and it just has a bit CO˛. For me it could be more roasty and in some parts it is to mild. => Ok 10/8/8/8/-/8
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red chestnut colour with almost opaque look. Slight hint of coffee with a medium thic cream coloured head. Slight bitterness with a smooth taste. Rich flavour with a complex aftertaste. Great beer.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Chestnut with a moderate, creamy head. Wood, chocolate and coffee with a light bitterness. Mellow, indulgent and tasty, this is a lovely beer… but oddly it’s still not a patch on the bottled version.
worldbeertaste (1623) - AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby with a brown look and a thin white head. Smells of a proper old ale. Like a spirit and a malt beer. Light roast. Frothy smooth medium body. Taste of dark roast malt, dark berry, chestnut and caramel. Smooth but seems like its missing something. A little bland.
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Strong malty aroma with sweet treacle toffee notes long in intensity. Thick creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf base with molasses and prunes soaked in syrup. Good hop presence with a earthy, wet leaves and bread notes in the aftertaste. Finish is malty and robust with sweet maple syrup and walnut notes. An excellent Old Ale and worth seeking out in cask. Superb stuff.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pint that depends upon where you have it, but it’s always good at The Bank Tavern, Keswick. Dark, not quite opaque, fairly flat with a tight, small head. Roasty malt aroma and then distinct coffeeish flavour and balanced bitterness. Good brew for winter evenings
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.1% dark red colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma and nice roasted flavor, very good on draught or in bottles.
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@bridgehouse Belfast. Dark ruby with dense off-white foamy head. Aroma of redcurrants and malt extract. Fairly sweet with a touch of treacle. Robust mouth feel.
sjghr (3) - Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant beer. I love the cross-over feel of it - part traditional strong, part porter. Lots of flavour, rich and quite malty. Lovely creamy head.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Muckle Cross, Elgin.
Dark ruby brown, rich thick white head. Very good lacing on glass.
Aroma of roasted malt, fruity, hint of chocolate and liquorice.
Taste - Malty with sweet malts, some roasted malt, molasses, hint of liquorice, dark moderately bitter chocolate, bit of coffee. Quite complex. Very good flavour.
Palate - soft carb, smooth mouthfeel, Finish of roast malt, dark bitter chocolate with a background of sweetish caramel and roasted malts.
A very well made beer, flavoursome and smooth. .In very good condition today - impressed with this one!