imdownthepub (12800) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Dark amber with cream head. This proved to be a rich, malty beer, smooth, fruity, mid roasted maltiness, some sweetness then a lingering hoppy character. Some fruity notes from the hops. A very decent beer indeed.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Huntsman, Cheadle. Pours chestnut with off white head. Smooth, toffee led bitter, refreshing. Good bitter.
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Ruby beer with medium bubbly head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee and dark fruit. Taste is toffee, some licorice and dark fruits. Very good.
Towey1989 (1574) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep ruby colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of toffee, fruitcake, some caramel, slight dark fruits and subtle maple syrup. Taste of toffee, fruitcake, some maple syrup, slight molasses and maybe plum in there. Medium bodied and a slightly sticky texture. A bittersweet, toffee, fruit bitterness in the finish. A malty bitter with sticky toffee and fruity flavour. A tasty autumn ale but maybe a little sickly after the one.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the wenlock. Some maple or caramel here, like a pudding beer, chewy and cakey. Nice but perhaps a bit sickly over a couple of pints. Deep brown red.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the 3rd Oct 2013 my wife and I had 22 half-pints between us at the 35th Telford Beer Festival: this was one of those 22.
Hand-pulled, this was deep red in colour, with a beige head that hung around and gave some heavy lacing.
Rich malty molasses ruled the sweet aroma and taste: toffee and caramel notes ooze out of this brew and fill your senses, I really liked this beer. Sadly we had others to try or Iíd have stayed on this all afternoon.
The beer at the festival that suited my taste buds the most: a bit too malty and sweet for the wife.
jmgreenuk (7085) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear deep mahogany with a reddish hue and a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is malty with some fruit and hops. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a smooth, dark toffee, liqourice, malty palate with a rich chewy consistency.