SarkyNorthener (3161) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Mahogany beer with large firm head. Looks excellent. Mild malt aroma. Taste is a good balance between hops and malt producing a bitter finish. Medium bodied and slightly creamy. An excellent beer.
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pint in the classic English style without setting the world alight darker thn average rocky head oaty with nice mouthfeel.
Mjp12 (875) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle that was actually 7 months after its best before dat, it has a banana and malt aroma, almost Trappist like. Although there is an initial malt sweetness , it finishes with a slightly bitter tang
Tom303 (98) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark classic bitter brown, aroma of chocolate and sweet malt, taste to follow with bit fruit, nut and slight dry bitter finish very tasty and nicely balanced beer
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Mordue, North Shields, England; Beer: Workie Ticket (cask, at The Plough, Alnwick; Style: Bitter; ALC.VOL.: 4.5%; Colour: Dark copper, small beige head; Nose: Faint malts, red berries; Texture: Medium body, quite watery, minimal carbonation; Taste: Red berries, dark chocolate, wee roasted malts, some floral notes. Middle is still a bit chocolaty, with smoked(!) malts, caramel. Finish: A bit of licorice, still wee smoky, minimal hops. Still dry though. Lasting bitter aftertaste of chocolate malts; Impressions: Interesting dark ale with an individual flavour, especially the smoky malts. Not bad at all!
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Broze, lively on opening.Slightly bitter with some nuttiness. This was CAMRA’s overall champion beer of 1997 which shows how tastes have moved on. Probably a good cask beer but below average in bottle form.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, nuts and malts. Nice tasty and fruity bitter.
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20150417) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, biscuits, molasses and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, biscuits, nuts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had toasted dark bread and bitter. A very pleasant and nicely complex brew.
Towey1989 (802) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a froathy off white head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts, nuts, berry fruitiness and some spices. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, berry fruits and spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bitter roasted finish. A nicely balanced beer.
allmyvinyl (7012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Sweet malty aromas, nuts and light spice. Taste is more of the same, faint bitterness at the back. Medium body, creamy texture, clean finish. Solid bitter.
blackisle (1291) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog: cask @pub in Newcastle 2009. Deep chestnut color, small creamy head; sweet malty nose, caramel, nuts; sweetbitter taste, toffee notes; medium-bodied; tasty and nice bitter.