rodbod (174) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a wooden cask at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. This is such an interesting beer, and very different from what is bottled. The aroma is rich and malty, but also sharp, with a very fine sour note. The taste matches this accurately. Barrel ageing has added so much to the complexity: itís malty and rounded, but also has the sharp tang of secondary fermentation. I suppose the downside of using wooden barrels is their variability. I tried this beer at the Paisley Beer Festival last year and it was very disappointing, whereas this glass was most excellent.
tommann (3306) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Black Horse, Brierley Hill. Pours dark reddy brown with a large head. Aroma is sour raisin and caramel. Taste is raisin and caramel with some sour wood.
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 14, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear, brown, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
thellgren (789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint @ The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. This has the malty flavour of the bottled version but also something extra. A taste that is hard to explain coming from the live yeast. Just a bit dryness also in a nice way. Quite excellent!
PlantCityJax (50) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Malty brown beer. Tasted a little "thin" but that may be due to it being from a cask.
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Mjp12 (1387) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather sweet malt aroma, which is not really balanced out by the complexity of the flavours.
The_Osprey (5954) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton. As íTheakston Old Peculierí. Very dark brown with a red hue, creamy off-white head endures and leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is cardboard, molasses and underlay. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is raisin, rum, bread, gluey, varnish, apple peel, spicy finish. Just not my type of thing.
Garrold (4111) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via handpump, Cross Keys, Handsworth, Sheffield. One of those Iíd have put money on having already rated. Anyway, in its dimpled mug, itís dark, copper coloured, with an unclean lines haze. Film of sticky, cream coloured head. Nose is fruity and vinous. Hint of chocolate malts. Hint of vanilla. Taste has a vinous, tart streak, with some caramel sweetness on the lips. Itís not in good nick, but itís very drinkable. Iíve had better pints of this, but this is still good, to the tune I might have another...
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, half. Railway Tavern. Chelmsford, 23rd December 2015.
Opaque. Black. Some white/beige lacing. Blackcurrants, figs and leather on aroma. A bit like Kenís leather jacket! Vintage! Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather. vinous almost port-like notes, some cigar ash and cold espresso. A really good old ale.
redders1974 (903) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much like the bottle plum figs great stuff on rap at the railway greenfield