DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JAN 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straight from the Cask at the Burton Winter Beer Festival on Sat 29th Jan.
Wow, 1st beer I had & beer of the Festival.
Deep Ruby Brown in colour.
Full bodied & fruity. Malty & sweet-ish.
An all round winner :)
jd543 (124) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red colour with a light tan/beige head. Aroma is of nutty, biscuit malt, dark fruit. Taste is overly sweet. Texture is very creamy. Pretty average beer, a bit too sweet for my liking.
jfb (2612) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of raisins, herbal hops, strawberries, pumpkin, bread dough, mango and a hint of higher alcohols. flavour is mostly the same, chestnuts, yeast and bread dough dominant, quite fruity and slightly alcoholic. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
subcombicio (95) - marghera, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Meglio della versione in bottiglia. Il giudizio resta simile ma con il quasi dolce iniziale che è attenuato rispetto alla bottiglia e l’amaro più intenso, anche se sempre dentro lo stile inglese. Spinata in pompa.
allmyvinyl (79) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a lovely pint. Warming and comfortable. For when you want something that says ’quality English beer’.
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Stag & Hounds, Binfield, Berkshire. Dark chestnut in colour with a cherry red glow and a thin beige top; fruity aroma; sweet dark fruit flavour - almost like Vimto - at first, then revealling a soft, soild, caramel malt body; followed by a gentle bitterness and a warming biscuity finish. An excellent example of a winter beer.
Imaena (848) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love when I find this on cask. This is a top 10 widely available British brew for me. Unique and enjoyable every time.
DandyLion (225) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity @ Clarendon, Leicester. Maybe it's because of my unsophisticated palate, but a lot of beers I have heard described as nutty I can't taste the nuts. This is nutty though. And like UNsalted nuts I'm not sure if I like it but it is also at the same time delicious! Moreish and maybenice! I THINK I like it.
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Zita (3498) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light sweet malty aroma,brown, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, malty,nice light sweet finish.
bdunhill (197) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a nutty wine like aroma and an amber red color with a perfect white and frothy head this Strong English Ale has so many unique attributes that you can’t even define it. The taste is smooth to the tongue like a dry wine and yet has an abrupt palate that leaves you craving for more. It is simple but yet complementary to most any meal that you could imagine. Its an ale that the English should be proud of and make more of!
a_cross (346) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with reddish hints; thin slightly smooth off white head; pleasant aroma of yeast, dark fruit; smooth roasted malt, dark fruits, liqourice and a slight caramel sweetness; reassuringly old fashioned, in tip top condition at the similarly reassuringly old fashioned Old Windmill, Coventry.