maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Clachan London 03/05/13. A near black beer with a whitish head. Pretty good. A dry roasty aroma. A little sweetness in the mouth with more burnt roast. Nicely drinkable. A good all round Old Ale with good sweetness.
JoshRaburn (25) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full flavoured Old Ale that punches well above its ABV. Some roasty stout-like flavours. Has a nice meaty, old ale taste. Mouthfeel is slightly too thin. Very bitter aftertaste.
wimpyjoe (4347) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Barton Arms, Worsley. Almost black, but very dark with a creamy off-white head. Has lovely roasted malt notes with a full coffee aroma but chocolates in its taste.
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black, small bubbly off-white head. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light treacle, coffee, watery ash, semisweet. Nice dry character. I’ve had too many similar beers that are oversweet, but this gets the sweetness just right. Decent.
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Nicolson’s canary wharf. Opaque black with a lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is nice woody, fried fruits and soft toasty roast malts. Flavour is well rounded brown toasted roast malt with nice berry and dried fruits. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly creamy on the tongue.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight earthy hop bitterness. Sweet malty fruity balanced by slight hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra cask på Peacock, Nottingham 25 Jan 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett, skinnende hvitt skum med gardinlacing. Svakt syrlig fruktaroma. Innholdsrik smak. Rabarbra. Frukt. Avslutter litt tørt.
Sockamania (43) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Incredibly malty beer with a bit of a caramel tinge. A pleasant winter beer to have.
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at Swindon Beer Festival, 24/10/2013. Medium brown with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate, rich dark fruits, brown sugar and a gentle finish. Very drinkable.
berkshirejohn (4646) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill. Reddish chestnut with a scummy head; aroma of drinking chocolate; soft, silky, sweet chocolately taste; then a dry finish with a robust ground coffee bitterness and some lingering fruit. Full of flavour.
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at SIBA BF SE 2013 Tonbridge Rugby Club. Deep ruby clear colour lasting beige. Looks the best today and drinks the best too. Proper old ale. Lots of dark fruits good more than solid malt hoppy balanced finish.Good beer. On hottest day of the year who would have thought that an old ale would be the best beer of the day.