Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, - MAY 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Market Porter (Apr ’08). Copper colour with foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits, malt. Taste is more dark fruits, bitter, nutty, hoppy. Very drinkable.
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at praf 2016. Pours deep amber, nose is digestive biscuit, floral, taste is sweet, biscuity, toffee.
weordie (688) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep copper with a good foamy head. Smells like a bitter. Smooth, hoppy taste. An ok bitter
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, shared at home with MarcusM on 10th Oct 2015: the third beer in a random tasting evening. Pours a clear bronze hued amber with an off-white head. Aroma was caramel/molasses and roasted malts with a trace of nuts. Tasted as the nose suggested: roasted malts, caramel sweet, nutty. Add some dark berry flavours and a some mixed herbs and spices to the mouth feel and you get a very pleasant and tasty beer. Had this in cask form many years ago, can not really remember it’s characteristics from back then, so can not compare.
redders1974 (760) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Nice pint in the classic English style without setting the world alight darker thn average rocky head oaty with nice mouthfeel.
Mjp12 (1270) - 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 (112) - 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 (602) - 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 (4772) - 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 (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (6065) - 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.