Miksu (5046) - 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.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown with thin white head. Toffee aroma. Light watery thin body. Toffee, coffee, and a sweet caramel ash finish. Blackberry. Light bitter start with a sweet end. Yummy sweet
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Tawny red with an off-white foam. Aromas are earthy berries with light toffee and bready yeast. Flavours are sweet biscuit with dry, earthy hops and mild blackberry. Yeasty with Trace chocolate milkshake. Pretty decent.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Ye Olde Mitre, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, raisins, some wood, spruce and mild earthyness. Flavour is roasted malts, some grassy notes as well as mild caramel and some maltyness.
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) - The Murderers, Norwich. Fine & mostly disappearing off-white head leaving some lacing atop an unclear deep red body. An uneventful, muddled & fruit-forward bitter with a low bitterness. A hint of toasty dryness in there on the palate. A bit flabby all round. Stale fruit lingers in the aftertaste.
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wetherspoons, Water House, Durham, Dark red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, bitter freuit taste.
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Euston Tap, London)
6 Slightly cocoa aroma, masked by the sparkler.
4 Red, sparkler head.
6+ pleasant full malty taste.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish a little grainy, but quite brief.
12 Competent but not exciting. Better than I expected from a ’red’, as it wasn’t stupidly sticky sweet with caramel.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Reddish brown clear with lasting beige head. Nicely bitter on the finish. Touch of dry ashy malt. It’s ok. Just a touch harsh. Some fruit. It grew on me and outside the hoppy blond Ossett normal terriotory.
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours clear amber with a soft, white head. Aroma holds some toasted malts, light berry fruits and some twiggy, earthy hops. Moderately sweet, with faint hints of caramel and toffee, some lightly toasted malts, followed by earth and grass bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly dry, earthen hop finish with off-setting, malty sweetness. Nicely balanced all around. Solid.
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at University Arms. Pours deep amber with a small, tan and creamy dense head. Aroma is roasted malt, breadish and slight caramel. Smooth malt flavour, caramel to toffee and with a subdued sweetness. Light bitterness showing through. Ends dry and malty.