kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely fantastic pint at the mabel tavern, iíve been waiting a while to try this on cask, love the bottled version but this was fantastic. everything i like in the bottle but dialed up a notch with a great body! huge fruity body...stalky raisins perhaps and a great lingering bitterness....we walked down to russel square and i could still taste it 20 mins later!
Dugite74 (3) - Redcliffe, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
an absolutley stunning ale, great deep red colour, sweet malt taste, available in bottles at selected shops in perth, rarely on tap, but like all ales better on tap
Davebravey (8) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer and the first time Iíve tried it on cask. Twice ass good as the bottled version that I have normally tried. Good aftertaste.
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Pig and Whistle Chelmsford Essex. Long lasting head, full toffee and spiced fruit aroma,long taste of dried fruits and oak wood. All in all a very good pint
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (or so I was told) at the Dubliner in Goteborg--#19 on the 2006 Europe tour-A creamy head sat atop a ruby/brown color brew with a fruity aroma. The taste was well balance with the malts on the front end and a hoppy finish with caramel taste lasting throughout.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpull. This is the first relatively high-alcohol brew tasted after a couple of days of light bitters. A very welcome departure. Rich maltiness, with a nice resonant bitterness. Some interesting estery characteristics as it warmed. Beautiful presence in the glass. A very lovely brew.
blackisle (585) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mild caramel, roasty, grass and flowery hops, earthy, almost clear dark amber, off-white head, disappears quickly, light malty sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, smooth bitter finish
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber colour. As usual with Shepherd Neame beers, hops predominate, but with more fruit and malt than in their other beers. Some nutty/fruity notes on the palate, but the hoppy bite takes over and dominates by the finish. Quite full bodied, but drinks easily. By no means a session beer, not least because it is rare to find it on draught. Incidentally, the cask version is slightly weaker than the bottled at 5%, but a better beer to my mind (when well kept). Handpump, Shepherd Neame brewery tap, April 2003.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Had this at the North Star, Ealing Broadway, London. Rich dark and slight mahogany tinted brew. Molasses taste mixed in here. Had a second round later on and was glad I did. Ah, how much I appreciate British real ales.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Wetherspoons Heathrow Terminal 2: Orange brown with a cream head which lasted to the end of the pint; malty aroma; smooth and full bodied in the mouth, dominated by the hops, leaving a pleasingly bitter aftertaste.