Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 27th Nov 09. Deeo dark brown with a slim tan head. Chocolate malt on the nose, smoky and nutty taste. Smooth light finish.
Original rate (5/4/7//3/12) below:
Bottle. Dark mahogany colouration with a persistent beige head. Somewhat off aroma. Flavour of caramel and chocolate malt, quite sweet but not overly so. Smooth palate. Decent but not amazing. I think I’ve been spoiled by having some truly excellent strong dark milds and old ales in recent months.
Kavu (2231) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle @ Migration 2013. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts and dark fruits. Quite nice.
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark reddish-brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of pear, red apples, toffee. Vanilla, dried fruit, pear and damson flavours. Sweet, malty finish. Not bad at all.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Twickenham BF 2004, day 1.. Tasty, hoppy and fairly full bodied beer. Roasty and sweet.
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned. Ruby coloured when poured. Malty sour aroma. Very roasty feeling in mouth. good dry finish though.
Typical english winter ale.
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and banana essence. A slightly sharp acidic flavour first off followed by apples and brown sugar. Finish was nutty with some cinnamon and roasted malt.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Pallants of Arundel] Pours a deep ruby-brown with a moderate cream head. Medium carbonation - rather fizzy for the style. Plenty of smoke up front, then a good coffee base with slight liquorice hints and a light earthy bitterness. Decent flavor, but the mouthfeel is too thin and fizzy and the finish is on the short side.
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown verging on black with a tan head. Roasted malt, smokiness and coffee with a slight, but not unpleasant, hint of sour fruitiness peeking through. Really enjoyable beer and a good example of the style.
StueyD (1157) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark, chocolate brown coloured beer with ruby tints and a weak white head. A strong malty nose with a liquorice aroma, but a bit earthy. A dry, toasted malt taste with caramel, liquorice, and a light smoky flavour comes through to a fruity, bitter sweet finish. (Bottle - courtesy of Edd @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk, who collected this, amongst others, during a trip to Horsham).
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 28 Jan 2005
Slightly sticky. Roast beef and cherries predominant. Missing some in maltiness.