ianwelby (289) - - 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.
mt_hall (70) - 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 (8675) - 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 (773) - 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 (2269) - 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 (2094) - 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 (12237) - 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.
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CASK . An old man beer ,tepid, with cobwebs and a stale vibe, despite it being alive cause its cask condtioned. The type of ale Captain Mainwaring from ’Dad’s Army’ would drink. the maltiness feels roasted...with either caramel or toffee and a treacly , rich profile.burnt notes ,with chewey chocolate . . A beer for grandpha .
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the new wheatsheaf. Alround rating: Toffee and slightly roast malts, theres some grassy hay hop, but im struggling to find much as its soo bloody cold.