omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Amber colour. Rich, fruity and really malty with alingering salty flavour. A hoppy, but still malt dominated ale.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean amber to dark-amber color. The aroma is quite simple, but the flavor is really interesting: malty,smoth, some sweetness, some caramel and a really pleasant hop touch. A great pleasure.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red amber beer with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt and berries. Sweet flavour with lots of berries, but balanced by plenty of hops and a lasting bitterness. Very smooth and rich.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury. Dark reddish brown with malty head. Thick on palate, dark roasted fruity beer, didn’t taste like old ale though, more a fruity sweet malty beer. Warming alcohol kick, very moorish. Enjoyable.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham 17/07/2004
Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with some fruit aroma. Warming slightly bitter caramel malt finish.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Orange gold in colour, this has a malty, spicy aroma. Flavours consist of toffee with some fruit and spice. The finish is chalky and dry but not bitter. I was expecting more from this beer.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber in colour. Fruity nose. Malty and fruity on the palate, with sweetish candied orange notes to the fore. Rich and full-bodied. Some balancing bitterness, but this only really comes through on the finish, which is lingering. Pretty good stuff, but I agree with a previous taster that the mouthfeel is a little syruppy for extended drinking. Handpump, The Speaker, London SW1, September 2003.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Mmm I enjoyed this. Straight forward in the aroma but lovely and fruity in the mouth. A little candy sugar but generally creamy malts are the dominant force. Nice thick mouthfeel. Full bodied and rich. Better than I expected.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half on cask. Perfect temperature. Mahogany red-tinged. Thin foamy head diminishing to nothing. Dark malty aroma combined with fruity notes. Flavour contains dark fruit and dark berries. Bitter sweetness towards the end. Dry finish. Flat and medium mouthfeel (The Harp in Covent Garden 18.09.2006).
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Pint at The sad Hog Tavern. A heady waft of oily hop. A touch of ganja. Transparent raspberry red. A puckering blast of grapefruit bitterness. Crisply refreshing but a little thin-bodied for the ABV. Tasty but one-dimensional. (Re-rate) Back at SHT. Sweaty hop and long doughy biscuit. Intense malt-hop balance. Very nice.