Holmen2 (1657) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from cask at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester. Nutty brown. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Soft aroma of medium dak malt,syrup and dark berries. Similar, but more pronounced taste. More bitterness and hops in aftertaste, buy still balanced with.sweet malt. Very quaffable!
Towey1989 (400) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear ruby brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits and spice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some cherry and spicy hops. Medium bodied and quite smooth, little cold though. A roasted spiciness in the finish. A standard dark ale but smooth and tasty.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red with a thick white head. A fruit malt aroma. Flavor is quite similar.
MrBlueSky93 (418) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham.
Pours a ruby red in colour, with decent single finger off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and some earthiness. Taste is much the same with some light hoppy bitterness. A great go to beer if there’s nothing else on.
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
14.4.2014. Very dark reddish colour. Sweetish, malty nose. Palate is light, waterish, flavour is malty, dark fruits, red berries. Moderate bitter finish. Simple.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Auld Hoose. Pours reddish brown, nose is toffee, caramel, taste is similar, light fruit.
wiedrzensky (224) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Ruby red with medium white head. Spicy, intensive aroma of caramel malts. First sip is mild, light bitterness slowly apears after few seconds, light, fruity sweet in the end. Dry, light body, flat carbonation. Decent.
R4N5H (219) - SINGAPORE - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint, served from a cask at The Sir Christopher Hatton, Chancery Lane on 26/02/15. Ruby reddish brown colour with a small off-white head which quickly disappears. Medium bodied with very little to no carbonation. Aroma of caramel, malt and fruit. Light bitter taste, but heavy in sweet fruit. Wouldn?t want to drink more t hand one.
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be a delicious English bitter ale, made all the more enjoyable in the setting of a somewhat authentic British style pub here in South Carolina. On draft, this poured a ruby reddish-brown copper appearance with good lacing and some white head. Aroma of English hops and caramel malt, rich aroma intensity. Tasty and smooth, featuring an almost chocolately caramel maltiness, with an earthy bitterness that finishes cleanly. Some warm spice notes here and there. Medium-full bodied, comfortably filling, overall a very pleasant experience. I will definitely try this again.
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Putney. Clear dark orange amber, still, decent foamy off-white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is caramelly malt. Body is medium, slightly foamy, smooth. Taste is toffee, lightly ashy, slight citrus, some chemical, a little drying. Decent.