john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Half Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Dark Brown in colour. Hoppy; spicy and earthy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Fruity; hints of dark fruits. Bitter earthy hoppy malty throughout. Rustic. Very Drinkable.
vipinvelp (2493) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark tawny-coloured ale, with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is a spicy hop aroma. Nice bitter taste and smooth caramel aftertaste. (Moscow 201402)
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downender (6576) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. I think I got a bad pint here. The caramel sweetness was heading in the direction of buttery, and the spiciness was muted. Not good.
Lowenbrau (2386) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @The Jerusalem Tavern, London. Malty, subtle roasty aromas. Pours dark copper, almost no head. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is caramel, toffee, buttery, malty. Smooth and enjoyable.
Niall73 (1943) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at wetherspoons, Streatham. Pour a dark amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty with a bit if toffee. Nutty, sweet, with a hint of choc and dark fruits. OK.
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leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty with light Weetabix malts and grassy, lemon notes. Peppery with hints of berries and fudge. Lightly roasted with floral notes. Flavours are sweet Weetabix with bitter lemon and spritzy, peppery notes. Red berries with earthy notes and a dry, pithy finish. Pretty good.
imdownthepub (10860) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper with off white head. Full, malty beer, reasonably smooth, some roastiness and a little fruitiness. Slightly bitter with a light coffee note. Nothing special but ok.
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Square Bottle (JDW), Chester. Brown with a thick cream head. Rich toffee, some lemon and some crackly autumn leaves. Earthy bitterness to finish. A traditional, but indulgent-feeling English best bitter. One of the best I’ve had from this brewery.
jjsint (1053) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Bankers Draft, Bedford. Translucent brown. Takes a while to clear. Aroma is big on malt: chocolate, firewood, a bit musty. The taste is almost like a sweet stout, sweetness lingers throughout with bitter edges. For a brewery that usually do things by the book, this was a bit of a surprise.
Jonb5 (403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Dark ruby, on the opaque side, one finger head, decent retention, no lacing. S: Minimal to non existent some malt and berries as it warmed. T: Roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate. M: Smooth, thick texture, soft carbonation. O: Fairly wintery, didn’t do it for me, too strong to session.