mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear amber brown, very thin off-white head, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, thin film of lacing, sweet, chocolate malty flavour, nice malty finish
PaulW (96) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Lakes. A style that has almost seemed to have died out in recent trends. The beer pours a dark Seville Orange Marmalade colour. Lightly carbonated, the beer smells of dark berries and chocolate. This fruit/chocolate theme continues on the first taste. The balance is good, and body lighter than you might think. It tastes juicy and summery on one hand, but warming and autumnal on the other. Nice and, now, just a little bit old fashioned.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at Bristol beef festival, 16/3/2013. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, with chocolate powder and caramel, nutty malts and a slight savoury edge of green herbs, leading to a lingering, bitter finish. Good.
mike_77 (2672) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth and easy to drink. Aroma has plenty of toasty malt and the flavour also adds a chocolately finish.
thewolf (10706) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. [thanks Søren]
Pours nice red-brown with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has malts, caramel, light toasted notes and a hint of cocoa. Medium carbonation, a bit watery and thin. Flavour is sweet, malty. Not much else going on... quite weak actually.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (@ Dog & Gun, Keswick): Clear, amber coloured, creamy off-white head; toffees in the sweetish malty and roasty nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering malty-bitter finish. Just good.....
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 10. Copper with a bubbly foam. Aromas re weetabix, cookies and chocolate with some nutty and citrus notes. Flavours are sweet weetabix malts with chocolate and some nuttiness. Dry, earthy hops towards the finish with a peppery aftertaste. OK.
RichardW (1341) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, Rheged, Penrith. Beautiful red brown mid-strength ale. Gorgeously full flavoured, the malt really comes through, with a strong, ripe juicy berry flavour and the faintest hint of roast. The hops lie underneath, understated but just sufficient enough to give the slightest of bitter edges. A superbly made beer.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wenlock Arms, London. A hazy dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is very sweet and quite malty with strong notes of caramel, leading to a nutty finish.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : 4   Nuts : XX   Honey : 1   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 3   Grassy : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : 2   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Weirdly herbal, but not bad with its rich toffee-like malts.