bdunhill (209) - Brussels, - 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!
Smuk (1) - - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally different to the bottled stuff ( stronger too) A toothsome pint that’s full of character.
elbernays (204) - IRELAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask flying horse Gatwick. Pours deep ruby red. Off white foam head. Notes of cherries, bubblegum sweet aroma. Smooth flat beer very slight carbonation. Subtle balanced fruity sweetness with woody oak flavours. Rounded with a pinch of bitterness which really balances team sweetness. This is a subtle complex delight. ABV strength is nicely managed and compliments this beer
OwainTurner (264) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Beautifully smooth ale, lovely and sweet. nice malt taste. Very nice, very nice indeed.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige creamy lasting head. Clear deep dark red body. Musty prunes aroma with salty leather notes. Dry-sweet fruity caramelly taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish dried fruit and prunes aftertaste with spicy caramelly chocolatey notes. Nice, delicate, and highly drinkable. (0.284l cask at The Black Swan, York.)
ianwelby (286) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red beer with a slightly bubbly head and smells of a mix of fruit and malt. The flavour is of fruit (some sort of red berry, perhaps?) and strong, toasty malt which carries through with a touch of hop for a lasting finish.
AWS9 (440) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour. Quite malty, grapes, prunes, dates... all those types of things, some nuttiness. Very solid dark ale.
jd543 (322) - 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 (3147) - 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 (135) - 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 (958) - 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’.