minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Montys, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper, off-white head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is very light caramel, light berries, moderate hops, fairly bland and safe.
Towey1989 (1572) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweaty malt, soft toffee, some yeast, slight apple and subtle diacetyl. Taste of toffee, some yeast, slight bread, a little apple, fruity malt and subtle diacetyl again. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, fruity bitterness in the finish. This beer grew on me but overall it’s a below average, malty ale with unappealing apple and diacetyl tones.
RichTheVillan (6128) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington; clear dark copper pour with a thin bubbly beige head, robust malt aroma, taste has caramel, foraged winter berries, wet autumn leaves. Ok.
BlackHaddock (5843) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really pleased to see this, an old friend from many years ago: 6th Nov 2014, hand-pulled half-pint at the 24th Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer Festival. Copper with darker ruby hint, wispy head on this pour. Aroma is toffee apple like, as is the taste, both of which have a fruity semi-sweet feel to them. Medium bodied and very easy to drink.
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the avion, Aldridge. Copper beer with small head. Aroma is a little caramel and malts. Taste is is same with toffee and fruit. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
Don2711 (363) - - OCT 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Nice one. Copper colour. Caramel and toffee flavours with berries. Very nice on palate. Will drink again and rate again. Yes raised several points on second pint. Really excellent. Good strength
yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at The Crystal Palace. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish and towards caramelish. Overripe fruity, breadish and toffee malty. Vague liqourice note. Medium dry, bitter and toasted malty finish.
Martin243 (999) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pinty at ’spoons Gateshead. Red amber with a white head. Coppery dry flavour, developing with a bit of sweet juicy caramel fruit and nut toffee, but nothing outstanding or new and challenging. Conservative robust bitter, that does what it says on the tin.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin 181012
Copper caramel reddish brown, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - caramel, toffee malts, soft cereal malts
Taste - caramel malts, soft toffee, soft toasted malts, touch of butter biscuit malt, light English bitter hops, good flavour but a little bit too subtle
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, Finish of dark caramel malts, soft bitter hop finish
Overall - More of a premium bitter to me. Pretty OK
mr_h (4585) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (13 Oct 12) - clear brown, small off-white head, sweet malty aroma, caramel flavour, good temperature