Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of an unknown origin. Poured a dark ruby colour, with a thin beige head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, nutmeg and cocoa. Roasted malt flavours, with some molasses and light grassy hop. Finish was chewy malt, dried fruit and some peppery hop.
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from Dalling and co kings Langley. Aroma is sweet caramel, nutty malt and diacetyl. Amber red coloured pour with a greyish off white head. Flavour is sweet malt loaf, caramel and nutty malt. Some twigs. Tastes under attenuated. Medium palate. Another mediocre beer from tring.
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear red-brown pour with thin off white head, caramel aroma, taste had caramel along with red fruits, moderate bitter.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW, deep red-brown with lasting ivory head, malt, nuts and spruce on the nose, sweetish and a bit creamy, dry-malty, touches of choc, caramel and red fruit. A bit of dry bitterness in the aftertaste.
SarkyNorthener (1849) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark ruby beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and a little toffee. Taste is butter, toffee and some malts. A little bot too heavy on the butter for me.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Felix, Nuneaton, 28/01/14. Deep mahogany capped with vanilla. Nose walnut, slight butter, lactic softness, carob and coffee. Weak soap and twigs flavour; butter smears, walnut. Aniseed and burdock. Not bad but outshone by the other treasures on the table.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickers, 11/01/14.
Dark amber/chestnut brown with a moderate beige head that clears to the edge.
Nose is malt forward, brown bread, orchard fruit, biscuit.
Taste comprises bready malts, toffee, red apples, earthy, biscuit base.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying finale with light bitter notes.
Decent enough ESB.
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark amber brown, large creamy beige head, red malty aroma, good film of lacing, red malty flavour, berry fruits, creamy malty texture, easy to drink
mt_hall (107) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Clear, dark-brown/ruby colour. Medium-sized, off-white head. Malt, molasses and caramel on the nose. Smooth, rich, malty flavours with a drier, hoppy, slightly bitter finish. Very good.
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Retreat in Reading. Dark red-brown with little head. Quite smooth, fair body, and a touch chewy. Hopped aroma, fuggles? Fairly bitter. It tastes ok, but is a bit lifeless.