madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
8th July 2012
Clear amber beer, tidy off white head. Crispy palate, minerals. Fair amount of malt with a whisper of toffee. Malt cream. Suppressed citrus provides a modicum of balance but this a malt led beer. Itís the freshness and creamy malt that wins the day!
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
19/05/12 - Three Tuns Dronfield, on as guest. Heavier beer, nothing distinguishing.
Stuartyboy (986) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown beer with limited white head sweet carmel flavour with hoppy counter balance hint of roasted malt with intense alcohol flavour pronounced bitter finish
mr_h (3723) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear deep amber red, thin bubbly beige head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, no lacing, caramel and berry fruit flavour, bit thin bodied, very easy to drink
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.Poured a reddish brown with a minimal white head.Roast malt and treacle aroma.Malt,caramel,fruit and citrus in the taste.Enjoyable beer.
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at the ralph (jdw), richmond. amber body with a thin white head. spice fruit oak vanilla some choolate malt some roasted malt. bittersweet. bitter finish.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off cask at wetherspoons. Tasty enough, maybe tastes a bit stronger than it is. Other than that, pleasant.
Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swift 1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Deep red- brown, with a dense off-white head. Roast malt sweetness, with a flavour from 1970ís sweetshop that has been bugging me since last night, so Iím going to say pear drops and rhubarb and custard: just a hint, mind. Lovely silky mouthfeel, and a generous bitter finish. One of the best premium bitters Iíve had in a long while. Hope to try a pint or two.
jmgreenuk (5832) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear golden brown almost copper colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma was of treacle and very strong. The flavour was bitter with malt and caramel. The palate had some metallic bitterness. A satisfying winter ale. Serve warm!
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of mild roast malt with a brisk floral/citrus hop accompaniment. Med body or better. Flavor is fruit, floral and thereís some citrus. Maybe a little earthiness lingering below. Itís quite fresh and tasty. Finishes towards dry, towards bitter, and full of flavor. Yummy stuff.