tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in March 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper in colour with a thin creamy white head. Hint of sweet caramel in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a robust maltloaf base with ginger bread notes. Strong caramel and raisin fruit very much in evidence. Strong earthy hop prickle noted in the long aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with raisins and orange peel full in the booming mouth. A decent session bitter and recommended.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off cask at greyhound derby. Very middle of the road bitter. Not much ho
Aroma or flavour.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recently had two poor Titanic beers, this my 11th one of there’s this year and what a quality ale. Had on cask at Cask Bar in Manchester, after Rochefort 8 it was a tough ask, but this was superb. Strong Walnutty/coffee nose, taste of roast, chocolate, bit of lemon. Chestnut coloured ale, very impressed indeed, definitely not what I expected.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and roasty malt. Flavours of roasty malt, treacle, coffee and chocolate. Moderate carbonation. Nicely bitter. I really enjoyed this.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at cloisters. Amber to red with white head. Mild sweetness and some hops. Good enough.
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Rake, London. Nice red color, decent foamy white head. Smell some sweetness, lightly cellar and lightly bitter. Decent bitter taste. Decent carbo, low to medium body.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull, The Shoes, Nuneaton, 14/05/11. Chestunt with a level beige top. Slick condition; cherry and apple Chewits dominate; hay and cocoa hints, astringent afters. Fake apple and burnt wood aroma. Trace of bile and copper. What a frustating brewery.
Borresteijn (5405) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Albert Tavern, Freuchie, Scotland. Dark amber brown colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of some hops, coffee, light fruity, bit of chocolate. Flavour is mild coffee, watery, hoppy, light moccha, light fruity, bitter finish. Light bodied.
markas101 (2000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Ruby brown, impressive tan head. Faint clove and raisin aroma, very nice flavour of cinnamon and plumb. Bright hop finish.
pivnizub (9287) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (@Three Legged Mare, York): Amber coloured, quite stable creamy off-white head; distinctive toasty and dry fruity nose; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour, quite light bodied, but not watery; lingering malty and dry bitter finish. Pleasant and tasty.....