Essex (51) - Cardiff, - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a dark red/amber colour with little to no head, and no lacing either.
Smells faintly alcoholic and malty.
Tastes of medium to dark malts and some nice fruity English hops. Well balanced out with a bit of booziness too.
Overall a nice drop.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought back to USA from Wales. Enjoyed during the Cowboys postseason game in a pint glass. Cloudy amber with almost no head. Very tasty malty sweet flavor.
mr_h (3336) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by hand-pump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear deep amber, thin off-white head, malty aroma, very good speckled lacing, nice caramel malty flavour with a sweet malty aftertaste, my kind of beer
niquillis (1368) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Reginald Mitchell (JDW), Hanley. Pours red brown with off white head. Caramel tones and well balanced ESB. Much better than I was expecting.
Don2711 (186) - - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Looks good. Amber colour. Flat head. Good strength. Caramel flavours. Not bad at all. Can?t understand some of the other ratings. Second pint excellent. Really like this one. Lovely aftertaste.
RichTheVillan (3947) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at JDW Square Peg; clear copper pour with a thin creamy beige head, caramel aroma, taste had sweet caramel along with light roast and some dark fruit.
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Streatham Hill. Pours a darkish amber with an off white head. Light caramel aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Caramel, toast, apple, light lemon... Not great.
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Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Smooth and dark. Roasted hints with a smooth malty body. Nice and fresh with a malty-deep mouthfeel.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Porthmadog tesco. Drunk from bottle. Fruity malt aroma. Taste is good sweet toffee malts red fruits decent bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff.
vipinvelp (2544) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber ale with typical English off-white foam head. Drinks don very smooth. Bit weak aroma and small bitter taste, but a great English (excuse me Welsh) bitter. Perfect. (Swansea 201312)
AshtonMcCobb (3415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle thanks to Lewis. Pours amber with a slim head. The nose has mainly malty and slightly astringent. The taste has some honey and malt. The palate is close to medium bodied with a fairly rich texture and a finish which isn’t too bad, even if not refreshing. Overall, solid but not great.