Otterdance (154) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Ruby with a soft white head. Sweet malt, nuts, biscuit, old pennies and some apple and strawberry, which adds a slight sharpness.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD end of Aug 2013. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 20 Jun 2013.
No sediment left the bottle: A beige creamy head sat on top of a brown body with a red hue to it.
Sweet malty nose and taste: caramel with nuts. Balanced by some fairly bitter hops towards the end of each sip.
Good body depth, rich and full of malty flavours: a very good beer from a brewery that always seems to impress me.
RichTheVillan (1930) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at JDW Arthur Robertson; clear light brown pour with thin white head, malt and ripe fruit aroma, malty biscuity taste slight sourness.
wimpyjoe (2657) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, ruby red in colour with a small head. Has a malty aroma and a slightly sweet crisp flavour to it. Session ale.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What a ridiculous name for a beer. "I’ll have a half of granny, please". Cask @ The Tanners Hall, Darlington. The pour’s a tawny reddish brown color with a small white head. Classic ESB appearance, really. The nose ius red berries, strong caramel sweetness, light grass. The taste is more rich, sweet caramel. A hint of chocolate. Slight accents of fruity apricot and red apple. Honeyed toast. Lightly dry finish. Robust. Overall, a decent effort. Pretty straight-forward stuff.
Martin243 (670) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 at The Tilley Stone Gateshead. I think it needwed a bit longer to settle, as it was a bit Hazy. Chestnut Brown with a thin off white headCaramel aroma. Caramel flavour with dark nutty chocolate. Smooth creamy palate, I look forward to another when it’s settled a bit more.
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, slight malty aroma with sweet fruit aroma, red brown nice rich colour, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, beautiful rich flavour, medium body, medium body, very drinkable, slick feel, long finish, soft carbonation, good beer, very nice
Idiosynkrasie (3092) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, minimally lacing, white to off-white head. Grainy, minimally spicy aroma, malt basis is minimally sweet and fruity. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, a touch of strawberry, a minimal tart touch, increasing dry and wheaty overtones, dry finish, prickling carbonation throughout.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ’Good Taste Food and Drink’ , Crystal Palace. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Caramel, toffee, raisin and pear aroma. Toffee, caramel flavour. Bitter-sweet finish.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17th February 2012
On tap somewhere! Clear dark brown beer. Dry and semi soft palate. Fruity and rich. Plummy fruit with hints of other dark red fruits, even a trace of blackcurrant. Finishes dry with repressed spice.