Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mahogany with a creamy head. Bit of fruit in the aroma and a bitter taste with a bit of sweetness.
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask. Pour is light brown with slight red tints. Aroma and flavor of slight malt, toffee, and herbal hops. Finish has some light fruit. Easy to drink a lot of this.
pricey290483 (729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark reddish appearance with fruity coming through on the aroma with caramel and a little nutty on the taste slight bitter at the finish
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity pour) at Backwell Village Club, Bristol. Bronze with medium off white head. Malty aromas with nutty caramel to the fore and light floral hops. Flavour similar to the nose with a decent hop bitterness. Smooth quaffable palate with low carbonation. A fine ESB.
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
C ask @ some dive pub in Bridport Dorset: typical ESB ,basically butterscotch and apples ! Pretty fucken cloying palate! This style bores the balls out of me!
ThePubDirector (1) - Taunton, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A delicious, flavoursome beer that is almost too easy to drink. Great mahogony colour. I will always give top marks to a beer that I would drink again and again and highly recommend. A desert island pub must for me.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask; brown with golden tints; thin creamy slightly off white head; taste is sweetish, thick, chewy malt, caramel, ripe woody hedgerow fruit; some ripe lemony notes; earthy hops give background balance; malts predominate in the finish; quite moreish; a good, full flavoured, malty special bitter.
Vladivostok (352) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid-brown bitter ale and perhaps a little sweet for some. Not much hop flavours in evidence and even less aroma but it has a nice palate and is perfectly drinkable without over-taxing the tastebuds. Not in the Premier League but decent enough.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Who’dhavethoughtit, Glastonbury, 5th June 2011. Hazy copper with a line of head. Taste of stewed malt & toffee, cold tea. Again, a dull beer! Not as sweet as the Dorset Gold but the only sign of hops is a hint of balance and a tightening of the tongue. Nose has hints of band-aid and plaster dust. Sweet finish.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask/gravity at the cosy & tiny Newport Ale House, Isle of Wight 24 Jan 14. Dark golden. No foam. The aroma is peaches with some cowstable. The flavor is sweet fruit with some almond. OK - but a bit boring.