berkshirejohn (4975) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 50cl bottle from Londis, Barlaston, Staffs. Reddish chestnut with a foaming caramel coloured head; aroma of spiced caramel and apple; rich fruity flavour, thinner than expected; then a dry caramel finish with a hint of smoke and a gentle bitterness. Really nice.</br></br>Cask at the Standard Bearer (JDW), Stevenage. Just as good as the bottled version. Dark ruby in colour with a creamy head; rich fruity and earthy taste with a smooth, dry finish. Rather like Hobgoblin.
Jerre (2799) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle, 50 cl. on 15.09.2010, @ EBCU Brussels.
Middel brown color, with off-white head.
Aroma sweet, bit roasted malts, caramel.
Taste sweet, roasted malts, hopsbitterness, caramel.
harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Kent BF 2010. Oddly fruity dark beer, like AndrewC I thought this was more a mild than anything else, but certainly enjoyable
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Pours a hazy dark brown with an orange hue and a small off-white head. Roasted malt and nuts in the nose. Light body, almost flat, roasted malt, nuts and sweet coffee. Hardly any bitterness. I would call this a Porter. 200110
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Bottle Stop, Cheadle Hulme. Poured a red tinged very dark brown colour with a smallish tan head. Sweet, fruity, candyish aroma with some roasty notes. Flavour had a definite smokiness, with dark fruits and roasted malt in attendance .Some hop bitterness also. Plenty happening in all areas here. An enjoyable and tasty brew.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a small off white head. Ashy log fire aroma. Sweet, thick leathery taste with dates and prunes, thick, rich... I almost want to say meaty, like a cup of Bovril. Mid bitter finish. Full of character. Almost like a Hopshackle beer.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 2, August 2009. Quite dark red colour. Very roasty. Some smoky notes A little caramel but remains quite dry. Made a change from all the golden ales but didn’t really grab my attention. Not bad though.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from the Bottle Stop in Bramhall.
Red amber with a very faint oily head. Very pleasant dark fruit and chocolate aroma. The flavour is pretty decent too. Good earthy malt with just a touch of chocolate and a very clean bitter and citric kick. Long mineral notes in the finish. Interesting, very well balanced and pretty decent.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a brown color with small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, a peppery - alcoholic finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic.