tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin buff tan head. Strong notes of burnt brown sugar evident in the long sweet aroma. Smooth creamy texture to the wonderful mouthfeel and good lacing. Complex malts give a rich robust maltloaf base with fudge, figs and molasses flavours present. Sparkling hard water salty tang with a hint of spicy hop resins in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is very malty with sweet toffee and vinous fruit notes. Resembled Belhaven 80/ in some respects. This is a decent session bitter and well recommended.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. Pours a dark copper with hints of deep orange. A tightly carbonated off-white head makes this a very good-looking and appetising pint, however it doesn’t quite deliver. A light fruity malt aroma has a jarring burnt sugar harshness that over-rides it. It is quite thin on the palate and dis-appointingly a little flat. The taste has little touches of burnt sugar and malty caramel washing over the tongue carried by a sugary water. There is the faintest hint of dry malty bitterness in the aftertaste, mainly on the tip of the tongue but this is only fleeting and all too soon only a merest whisper remains.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Deep copper with a loose cream head; bubblegum aroma; distinct taste of "Fruit Salad" sweets to start, then a fresh, gentle bitterness; before a cinder toffee finish. Not bad.
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The King’s Highway, Inverness...Amber brown, clear, rich creamy white head, good lacing....Aroma of caramel malts, light bitter spicy hops, faint nose...Taste of caramel malts, bit of roasted malt, fruity, hint of toffee, green apples...Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, finish - some light roast and a bit bitter.
Overall - Quite refreshing....rather appley.....but quite OK
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Amber colour, creamy off-white head. Nose is slightly sour and fruity, hint of caramel. Flavour is slight sour up front, follwed by a slight toastiness, some malts, maybe hint of coffee.
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - dark amber colour with off white head, hint of caramel / coffee in the taste, quite smooth but not outstanding
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at white lady ... copper ...creamy tan head ... soft toffee malts ... juicy malts ... little sourness ... light roast ... light pine... im not sure its at its best... but im not enjoying
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Slug & Lettuce Leicester. A chestnut coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A fruity beer with red fruits throughout. A decent body. Sweet but balanced nicely with fruity hops. Very quaffable and pleasant.
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
April 2008. Brown ale. Toffeeish malt and a mild level of hoppiness. Not bad.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 10/07/2008
Fruity aroma. White head. Dark coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.