Vladivostok (451) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Much darker than I’d imagined but plenty of caramel and licorice notes, not a huge hop flavour but you wouldn’t expect it in an Old Ale anyway. A good winter/end of session beer. The name won’t please the anti-hunting lobby and really doesn’t suit the beer but for all that I do like it.
planky84 (2875) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the NWAF, Derby ’14. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Toffee and orchard fruit aroma. Rich fruity, malty action. Splash of sultanas and baked apple. Quite boozy. Not bad.
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at the Bree - London. Dark brown pour with a filmy tan head. Good beer, some maple syrup, cocoa, dark toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with rich bread, syrupy chocolate, cake, dark fruits. Very nice.
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, very slightly soft. Very mild carbonation. Sweetish malts, a little raw but mostly toffee - caramel. Tangy fruits and light chocolate powder. Little plum. Light dry finish. Tasty but a bit flat.
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty Weetabix with toffee and chocolate. Raisins with plummy notes and bready yeast. Some burnt toast with hints of lemon. Flavours are sweet molasses and dark toffee with earthy, woody notes. Herbal with some liquorice. Chocolate with creamy oak barrel. Dry and peppery on the finish with bitter lemon. Nice.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Nearly black in colour, small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruits and some cocoa. Roasted malt flavour with berries and dark chocolate. Quite a pleasant drink.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump George Bridport 14/08/13. A black beer with a whitish bubbly head. A nice old ale type beer with good sweetness and brown fruitsd. Nice balanced with some toffee and chocolate. Well condtructed pleasant and moreish.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The George, Bridport; black, thin loose beige head; good roast malt aroma; tastes of roast malt, licquorice, red fruit; a gentle sweetness; smooth; some milk chocolate and booze on the sweet finish; classic stuff - a previous poster said ’mellow’ and they’re spot on; one of my favourite beers from my home county.
mike_77 (5563) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Smooth, rich, creamy. Flavours of sweet red fruits come through but it remains a well balanced bitter.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rocklands Club Redditch,Worcs.
Pours nearly black with a one finger head.Nice roast malt aroma.In the taste roast malt and chocolate with a hint of fruit.Smooth and satisfying and easy to drink.