bdunhill (255) - 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 canít 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!
The_Osprey (4887) - 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 (3336) - 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 (1519) - 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 (555) - 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
tbonde (279) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl from tap@Homan in pint glass@approx. 6 degrees C (too cold - got better as it heated up). Pours dark ruby with decent off-white head with sufficient retention. Sweet smell of dark fruit and malt with a slight metallic twinge. Taste of Christmas Cake, though the sweetness is kept well in balance by the malt. Caramel, notes of plums, coriander and brown sugar. Rich, but unfortnately with that slight, metallic edge coming in in the aftertaste. Somewhat watery mouthfeel with pretty high carbonation. Interesting, but not my kind of beer - and if it hadnít been for the metallic hint, I would have rated higher
KansaiBeerLvrs (3796) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Ship Tavern, deep mahoganey brown with an elegant malt aroma. Smooth nutty, caramel malt flavor without being overly sweet. Good.
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More black than ruby, this is an appetizing looking pint but is let down by a compromising malt and bitter quality that they both cancel each other out resulting in a pretty non deScript core with no joy. This should be much better.
mkam (368) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours dark amber with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, malt. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel with a bitter finish.
Baramba (620) - ITALY - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Doolin. Dark ruby with thick off-white head. Plums, barley aroma, sweet flavour of malt, caramel, notes of chocolate. Bitter creamy finish
VRobertovich (39) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 A dark, dark ruby ale, with a beautiful creamy head. Indulgently thick, with aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisin, and dark fruit; balanced ever so finely with a spruce-like hop, matched equally in the taste. A truly beautiful pint, especially on a country pub on a winterís night.