SnowyChainsaw (4) - - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
a dark reddish brown ale with roasted and caramel notes. balanced, creamy, and easy to drink dispite the high abv. lovely
BeerViking (2591) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Kings TUn JDW, deep mahogany with a lasting coarse ivory head, a roasty nose with notes of toffee and dark marmalade carries through onto the palate. Warming with Seville orange, burnt caramel, an earthy bitterness and light spicy woody notes. A favourite of mine in bottle, it’s great to see it is even better on cask.
mighty_meadow (214) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very warming ale. Full of flavour. Licorice, and dark fruits to the fore. Spot on carbonation. I have shunned this in the past when it’s been on at the local pub but never again. Lovely.
SlackerMads (1661) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Coffee, cocoa, wooden, earthy, grain, light honey/flowery hops in the back. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Full and soft. Nice.
RichTheVillan (3209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with a thick beige head, fruity aroma, taste is fruity quite sweet a hint of wood feint coffee, quite good.
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light caramel, strong bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweetness, bread, cereals, carmel, light bitters only at the end. Overall: great Old Ale, nice aroma and palate. Pint at The Elleray, Windermere.
codex (2) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask, Sun Inn Pooley Bridge. My favourite old ale. Dark with a light creamy head that clings to the glass to the finish. Licorice, caramel, coffee taste with a smooth finish. Great in winter in front of a log fire, but I can also drink year round. Excellent.
edsspoon (468) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spiciness, coffee and roasted malt with a hint of alcohol and orange. Taste of lots of roasted malt and bitterness with coffee and chocolate. Tastes a lot of alcohol. I actually found the alcohol a bit overpowering, not something I would like to drink a lot of.
davidtjm (475) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts.
Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Very Dark Brown with reddish tinge. Very Malty; roasty malts (almost burnt), chocolate and coffee, caramel and toffee. Hints of fruit (berries). Hoppy; some hop or malt bitterness. Quite burnt bitter malty throughout. Decent.