Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half, cask at Stockbridge Tap. Crystal clear, dark amber body. Thin ring around the rim of the glass leaving fragile lacing behind. Smell of plain sweet malts. Toffee malts in flavour followed by a decent, dry bitter ending. Medium bodied (Edinburgh, 28.11.2010).
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh. Hoppy noise laced with sweet notes. Drop amber colour with a health head. Robust bitter flavor moving on to lingering hoppy notes with perhaps a hint of something sweet. Very drinkable.
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy head, clear amber. Hop, caramel with sweet malt flavour. Smooth texture. Very nice beer.
renffisch (784) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Clear dark amber colour, big bubbled rim. Malty biscuit and nettle nose. Sturdy bitter taste with solid underbelly if malty dried fruits and cereal. Well balanced. Quaffable. Session stuff!
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 2008. Clear dark brown ale. Malty beer with a clear toffee streak. Very light hops in the finish.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at City Arms, Manchester, 25 July 2009) Dark amber colour with creamy, off-white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of orange, caramel and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, a solid malt foundation and earthy hops in the finish. Excellent balance between malt and hops. Solid, well made and very nice bitter.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The Maypole, Cambridge. Cloudy amber with a big off-white head. Sweet honey malt scent. Bitter. Hoppy with some nuts and a perfumed end.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Stanley Arms outside of Ormskirk, malt on the nose and then more malt in the mouth, pretty one dimensional but not too bad for it, nice translucent red in colour, good lasting head and a solid finish, carries the 4.5% well
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Black Bull, Warkworth, Northumberland. Deep cherry red silk with a flat creamy collar. Faint pear, caramel and bread escaping. Still and clean with Marmite, nutty and toffee hints. Mid bitter husky finish. Rich, tasty and slightly dull.
RichardW (1499) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Copperfields, Tynemouth. Dark brown, mid-strength ale, with a deep malty taste and aroma, can become quite roasty on the tongue after a few sips. Hops can be detected, but they are quite subtle. My least favourite of their core range, but still a good brew.