maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Racehorse Northampton. A chestnut coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A malty fruity beer with good berry notes throughout. Good hops and excellent fruit. A very tasty beer.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Dark copper with a cream foam. Aromas are plummy fruit with raisins. Cookie dough with toffee, biscuit and yeast. Earthy hops with some citrus. Flavours are sweet chocolate and weetabix malts with pithy, bitter grapefruit and melon. Very well balanced. Good.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. An attractive reddish chesnut colour with a loose cream head; earthy malt aroma; toffee and malt flavours with some gentle dry hops; and a nutty finish. A comforting autumnal bitter.
mR_fr0g (1416) - 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.
Beersiveknown (2137) - 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.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at standing order ... copper ... creamy off white head ... soft dry light citrus nose ... creamy ligt toffee malts ... light dry hop ... ok but standard... light spice
imdownthepub (9180) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut with white head. A fullish malty body, some roastiness, some fruitiness, berries. There is a dryish leafy hop note for contrast, just enough to maintain interest. Reasonable.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - 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.
joe19612 (1610) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Golden Pheasant, Biggleswade. Pours a dark reddish colour with a firm white head. The aroma is full of fruit and malt, the taste is full of fruit again especially berries with a dry fruity finish.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this ruby ale in the Counting House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear red copper in colour with a thin tan head. Good lacing throughout and a thin mouthfeel. Thin green apple fruit in the malty aroma. Pale malts deliver a fiery maltloaf base with hints of redcurrant fruit and slight toffee notes. Distinct tang of crystal malt in this which compliments the biter hop resins in the spicy aftertaste. Dry woody oak note in the sweet malty finish. An ok session ale.