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 (1801) - 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.
s_hartshorne (2115) - 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 (5518) - 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 (11145) - 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.
ManVsBeer (5330) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a very small head. It has a small sweet aroma but lacking in flavour.
dynamiteninja (1654) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Crown, Manfield. Ruddy brown body. Off white head. Nose is spice, roast, chocolate, green apples. red fruit. Bittersweet. Dry finish.
mr_h (3420) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear very dark red brown, small creamy tan head, some lacing, sweet, well balanced, caramel flavour smooth
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear very dark brown beer. No head. Light semi dry palate. Light tangy sourness. Mild creamy dark malt offset by mildly sour fruit - orange, cherry, pear, apple and a little citrus - all well buried but pleasant.