tombyars (1400) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in April 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear amber with a thin white head. Good creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Malty aroma with crsip green apple evident. Pale malts give a rich spicy maltloaf with juicy raisin fruit. Spicy hop resins compliment the malt well in the aromatic aftertaste. Sweet syrupy mango notes present in the malty finish. A cracking session Old Ale and knocks the spots off Tit for Tat anyday. Well recommended.
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011. Amber colour with an off white head. Malty nose with some fruity tones. Caramel and toffe flavour, with a lot of fruitiness.
thomat (2125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a small, off white head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice, fruity after taste.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Cleveland Arms, Bayswater W2. Pours a an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hitns of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small white head. Instant aromas of toffee, flavour of nutty malt and more toffee. Very creamy, quite rich and very easy to drink.
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sun Hotel Lancaster Cask - Dark copper colour with a thick tan head. Nut malt and coffee smell. Smooth and watery, Taste of grape, grass smoke, and peach. The peach is very distinct. A little bitter on the aftertaste. Went down easy. I liked it.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours amber with a small, off-white head. Ripe fruits and light toast in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, good semi-dark fruit character. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild sweet finish, ripe fruit sugars. Nice.
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Evening session at GBBF ’11, second day. One-third pint, cask. Nice appearance with its clear mahogany coloured body. Smell of raisin with fruity notes. Taste profile consists of grain, toffee and dried fruits. Mild spiced bitter end. Has got its moments (London, 03.08.2011).
FatPhil (9508) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Lovely sweet apple aroma, smells almost like an old ale, honey too. Good rich malts, sweetish, touch of husk bitterness. Hoppy bite too. Solid old ale, great that they’ve made this at this strength.
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar, some mild caramel and earth. Flavour is raisins, some fruits, mild plyum, slight spicyness as well as sweet malty notes.