oh6gdx (23691) - 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 (6193) - 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 (510) - 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 (1404) - 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; didnít 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 (2389) - 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 itís 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.
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Good ruby beer tan head lacing. Aroma is slight fruits lots of malts. Taste is fruity sweet bready malts light bitterness. Medium body.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Brigantes, York. Dark brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of light toffee> taste has a tanninn-y, iron note, almost blood-like. Bit odd.
CidermanUK (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favourite ales from the end of the last century. It has stong chocolate and caramel flavours while smelling of old style breweries. Deep in colour almost ruby rather than brown, dark yet inviting. Not too strong and so very quaffable ale, always worth a swift on on those cold winter evenings.
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Slip Inn, York. Dark brown with cream head. Darkly roasted malt flavours with a drying maltiness, some tartness, some caramel. Earthy and hints of sour cherry.Ok.