Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, pine, resinous, musky, chocolate malt and fruity.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering grapefruit, chocolate, malty, toffee and pine note.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for cask version 4%
Grumbo (493) - 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 (1288) - (originally London),, 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 (1370) - 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
Itís big, itís red, it might make you good in bed. But Iím not sure, because Iím more focused on real ales.
dogbomb (862) - 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 (3563) - 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 (6986) - The íSham, 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 (7348) - TromsÝ, 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 (1389) - 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.