Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml. Reddish-brown, dissipating head. Clear. ar: lots of caramel and raspberry fruit. taste: as aroma. palate: quite syrupy, thick texture, fruity finish. overall: enjoyable beer. Attractive in many respects.
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Tilley Shilling, Farnborough. A mahogany coloured ale with a good cream head. Bittersweet flavour with toffee, pear drop and some pine notes on the finish. Quite full flavoured. Drinkable and quite refreshing for a darker ale.
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the billiard hall, west brom. Dark ruby beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is chocolate, dark treacle, bramble hedge fruits and malts. Full bodied and chewey. I liked this, very nice.
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black in colour, almost Guinness like in appearance, taste is rich and smooth, strong but not overpowering
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This strong and dark ruby beer is one of Lymestones finest, deservingly winning awards three years in a row! Chocolate and fruit flavours create a mild stout taste with a bitter finish, there is a moderate head with this beer. Unlike some dark beers the malt is not overpowering and compliments the chocolate flavour perfectly. A very refreshing pint and a good session beer, not overpowering like some of the stronger beers.
tommann (3346) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large head. Aroma is Juicy Fruits and marmalade on toast. Taste has Juicy Fruits and a little chocolate to start. Sweet, burnt malt finish. Some alcohol in the finish.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask,gravity at Redditch Beer Festival,Worcestershire.Ruby colour pour with very small head.Aroma on the light side but nice hints of berries.Fruit,malt and caramel flavour with a hoppy finish.Didnt really notice the alcohol content.
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Traditional ale that stands up well against the designer styles. Dark ruby coloured ale, lacks a decent head but its mild sweet character makes up for it. Medium bodied with a medium bitterness.
tombyars (1585) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2012. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark garnet in colour with a thin but creamy off white head. Hints of roast malt and bitter chocolate notes in the slight aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex give a rich maltloaf base with juicy berry fruits evident. Bramble, plum and then tart woody redcurrants come to the fore as they start to intensify. Strong hop presence noted with resiny bitterness coming through in the dry almost peppery aftertaste. Finish has the malt just about edging it with roast malt, oak cask and chocolate flavours rolling in the mouth. A decent Old Ale in style and well recommended.
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Rasmus House. Pours dark amber with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, berries, glue. Flavor is malty, berries, oak notes. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 020812