Garrold (4111) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Gravity dispense. Barrow Hill jamboree. Had plenty of this many moons ago round West Yorkshire, so nice to try again. Dark, cola brown. Decent, tan head. Soft, UK hoppage. Stone fruits. Hint of coffee. Roast malts. Taste is nutty and fruity dry. Light body. Nutty finish.
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at Rail Ale ’16, 20/05/16.
Rich, dark mahogany brown topped with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is earthy fruit, treacle toffee, dark malt, fruit loaf.
Taste comprises fruit cake, light spice, caramel, dark fruit rinds, plum, dates.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough flavour profile for a 4.3% brew.
RichTheVillan (6526) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Chesterfield Rail Ale Jolly with RB crew; dark opaque brown pour with a tan head aroma has dark fruit, molasses, chocolate and some spice, taste has all the above plus a little coffee.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by gravity at The Station House, Durham, £3.50/pint.
Dark, ruby-brown beer with a very thin, cream coloured head. The nose is thick, rich and appealing with lots of burnt toffee, cream and light ash. The taste is strikingly reminiscent of Rolo sweets with a huge chocolate and toffee hit. It’s full-bodied and tannic, evocative of heavy red wine while retaining a sugary sweetness throughout. There are some very pleasant flavours but on the whole it’s a little too sweet and rich for me - a half would have been enough.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (backlog). Rubyish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, raisins, ripe fruit and toffee. Flavour is toffee, wood, raisins, mild bitterness along with some liquorice.
jmgreenuk (7464) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Fieldhouse, Solihull. Poured almost black with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light sweet malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smoky malt, light liqourice, smooth creamy caramel palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation.
redders1974 (903) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The perfect looming pint dark mahogany with nice head that stays al ost mild in taste very sessionable
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Colchester Beer Festival 2015.
White lacing. Opaque black. Taste is licorice, blackcurrants, cold espresso, very clean. Good fruity finish. Typical session beer.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Bridge, Rotherham; didn’t make notes as pub was packed, but this ruby ale must have been pretty good as I ordered more than one; faintly recall a thickish mouthfeel and enjoyable flavours of dark fruit and caramel.
gegwilson (3132) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Racehorse, Kettlewell. Mahogany with a good tan head. Some nice fruity malt flavour to this with a very slight vinegar edge that suggests it’s on its way out. Still not a bad drop in this condition. Notes of blackcurrant, toffee, coffee. OK, but need to try again some time.