ianwelby (317) - - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, deep red ale with a thick, frothy head. Aroma is very mild and of fruit and malt. The flavour is similar with a citrus edge and it’s quite bitter on the tongue. It’s subtle but distinctive and very drinkable.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Xmas gift. Poured a clear chestnut with a thin halo of off white head. Appeared to be filtered and possibly pasteurised. Aroma of light caramel, grass and slightly stale malt. More flat malt on the initial flavour with some sweets and aniseed. Finish was cereal, brown sugar and carbonated water. Had this on cask in a pub I worked in many years back, and I seem to recall it was substantially better than this bottled offering.
Mr_Pink_152 (193) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from supermarket. Dark brown with small head. Slight toffee aroma and taste. Nice beer
mt_hall (85) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, dark ruby-brown colour, with a large, lasting off-white head. Fresh aroma of hops and pine, some citrus but no malt. Mostly dry in the mouth, with a smooth finish where a touch of malt appears. Flavours are clean and well balanced, but fairly, subtle.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, ruby-golden-brown with a small, foamy white head. Nose has some semi-ripened fruits, some berries and semi-dark fruits, light tang, hints of dry leather. Light sweet flavor with plenty of dried fruits, maybe cherries and berries, some light smokey malts (which seem a bit out of place), mild wood, leather, dirt and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness in the finish with some leathery fruits, dirty and leafy hops, faint toasted grass, and toasty bread. It’s alright overall. Nothing super about it.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the palladium, Llandudno. Pours red brown, malty, dark fruits and a very chuggable ale. Enjoyable
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wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark oak colour with a small head, has a malt bitterness to its character.
mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (12 May 12) - cloudy brown ale, thin white head, roasted malt aroma, bit chocolatey.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at standing order ...deep copper brown ... creamy tan head ... soft sweet roast malts ... long woody bitter front ... some hop ... very bitter linger ... hardwork
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at The Old Spring, Cambridge. Dark brown with a short head, slow to clear. Toffee and some biscuit malts in the scent. Some carbonation. Starts sweet then quite bitter. Dry. Smoked nuts in the mouth.