ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, poured into a straight Firkin Off Licence pint glass. Rather fitting as this long defunct outlet was where I first came across RCH brews many moons ago. Darkish brown with a light creamy head, marshmallow aroma with a good, malt & hop taste. Sweetish with some fruit & caramel, the epitome of a good English bitter.
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as RCH East Street. Dark amber orange, still, small beige head, dotted lacing. Aroma is soapy and fruity, musty on the turn tangerine, some wholemeal bread. Body is fairly light with soft carbonation. Taste is toffeeish malt, a little phenolic, soapy, spoiled plum, damp flannel with a drying finish. Overall, just OK.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear deep amber, nose is floral, toffee, grassy, taste is chewy toffee, thin, little watery.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Den Engel, Leek. Pours chestnut with an off white head. Smooth, creamy, sweet, good start, sort of dies on it’s backside bit too bitter on the finish.
BlackHaddock (6086) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask half-pint, hand pulled in The Bridge End Inn, Ruabon, Wales on 22nd Sep 2015. Amber pour, wispy head. Malty molasses and fruits in the nose and taste, semi-sweet in nature I quite enjoyed the brew. Can see others complaining about the unbalanced sweetness, but my sweet tooth took to it nicely.
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Akkurat. Feels a bit schizo (the opposite of clean) with its quaffable sweetness, heavy bready malty notes and the rather strange herbal bitterness in the end.
jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(cask) slightly hazy deep amber-brown colour with no head. aroma of roasted malts and light hazelnuts, slightly oxidized, with a hint of dark fruit and powdered sugar. flavour is very sweet, heavily oxidized and grainy, with lots of cardboard and walnuts in the dry light-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with no carbonation.
floydian1 (1338) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-brown pour with foamy uneven off-white head that sustains and laces nicely. Nose offers sweet fruity malts with notes of figs, treacle, dried dark fruits and nutty hints. Palate is creamy smooth and easy drinking with a lowish carbonation and a moderate hop bitterness to the finish. Enjoyed this one.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Ambrato caroco limpida schiuma media media persistenza nado ossidato caramello anche in bocca piuttosto bilanciata (difettata?)
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours an amber color with no head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty creamy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with weak hints of chocolate.
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown colour, no head. Aroma of caramel, malts, light spicy. Quite sweet, malty flavour. Rather bitter. Bitter and malty finish.
(Draught -cask- @ Bree Louise, London)