Don2711 (38) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slips down powerful easy. Could drink several but deceptively strong. Looks well . Taste a little bland as far as I am concerned.
wimpyjoe (2660) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Manchester. Ruby red with a creamy head and a small bitterness. Fairly smooth tasting with a small wood flavoured character.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra cask på Standing Order (JDW), Southampton 23 Jan 14. Mørk kastanjebrun. Lavt litt farget skum som etterlater masse lacing. Svak karamellaroma. Smaken litt tynn. Ubestemmelig - litt nøtteaktig smak.
mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber brown, lively off-white head, sweet malty aroma, negligible lacing, toffee, chocolate, sweet, nice drinkable beer
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; hazy chestnut brown pour with beige head, dark fruit aroma, taste has roasted malts, some winter fruits and a hint of chocolate.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at JDW Counting House, Glasgow. Lovely blend of malt, sweet honey, and beautiful complex nutty flavour that tastes really organic. Superb!
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@belfast beer fest 2013.
Dark ruby red, caramel malt balanced by herbal hops. Moderate carbonation and body. Good.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickers, 12/10/13.
Clear reddish amber with a good sized light beige head.
Nose is biscuit malt, light orchard fruit, thin caramel vein.
Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, biscuit malt, fruit loaf.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish.
Vladivostok (210) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hoppy aroma, reddish colour and to my mind, an old ale rather than a bitter. Nice toffee malt palate ending in a controlled bitter finish. The body generated naturally in this kind of ale tends to counteract the harshness that I have encountered in other Vale beers. In my view, their best to date.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Cask at the sportsman in croxley. Ruby red with loose white with large bubbles. Aroma is herbal hop, some red berry. Flavour is herbal ice tea. Some tea tan in. Soft carbonation.