Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask handpull at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Ruby red/brown colour with a small white head. Malt chocolate evident, mixed with citrus and somewhat too bitter. I found this beer a little too muddled for my liking.
Gary (1200) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ brewery tap brentford. ) ok a shit-tune of malts..big rich and also chocoalty suggesting bitter roast. Some dry golding hop notes....rather syrupy textured. its not bad ...would rather be drinking Chiswick in a Fullers pub though.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask Kings Head Carlisle. Deep red, dry and hoppy, slightly tart with some biscuit. Short finish, but a good full flavoured session beer. Very enjoyable
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s big, it’s red, it might make you good in bed. But I’m not sure, because I’m more focused on real ales.
dogbomb (750) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Red rusty ale with a thick offwhite head. Malty, straw and lemongrass nose. Rich full-bodied mouthfeel with bags of malt, some light chocolates, cereals and lemon. Really nice and robust.
jmgreenuk (2579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Red Lion in the Jewelery Quarter, Birmingham. Reddish brown clear pour with a thin white frothy head. A hint of spicy hops in the aroma which pretty much dominates the flavour too. I'm not a fan of red ales, but this example was more than drinkable by virtue of its spicy liqourice palate.
Theydon_Bois (5178) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12.
Clear russett brown with a thin bubbly off white head.
Biscuit malts on the nose and a hoppy aroma.
Tastes of caramel, biscuit, light grapefruit notes, hops.
Medium bodied with a bitter dry finish.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask ale at The Hop in Leeds. Good looking with a body that is golden-brown,covered by a decent fawn-coloured head blanketing the top level of the glass. Smell of berries and bread-like malts. Jam-like flavour from a fine blend of dark fruits and dark malts. Dusty hoppy ending. Good (12.07.2012).
dynamiteninja (1277) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Thin white head. Copper-auburn reddish tinged body. Spice, nuts, fruit, chocolate. Sort of bittersweet to taste leaving a bitter finish. The sweetness is too sickly and artificial tasting. The bitterness is too harsh. Not a big fan of red beers.
Miksu (4730) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Ye Olde Mitre, London. Red amber color. Aromas and flavors of dark caramel, wine gums and nuts. Lots of dark caramel, which is not my cup of beer.