maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Cask conditioned - no sparkler. Aroma is of fruity blackberries, the colour is a deep reddy brown, no head. The beer is a bit thin in the mouth for its strength, but has a good sweet berry fruit aftertaste.Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.4 and 3.0. Average becomes 3.4
yy0pp (509) - - JUL 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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Daanminator (67) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wat heb ik me vergist in dit bier zeg. Het was totaal niet mijn ding vandaar de lage score. De fles daarintegen was wel weer erg mooi.
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Cask @ Bankers Draft, Bedford. Clear, mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge, lovely thin off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with hints of hazelnuts, cola, redcurrant. Some astringency. Taste is initially sweet, with sulphury bitter notes in the finish. Bitter and almost slightly salty aftertaste. Good overall but unbalanced. I should stress that this rating is for a pint served im very good condition, a luxury many drinkers not be afforded with a national brand product such as this.
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Green Lion Inn. Clear redbrown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor light sweet and bitter. Medium body
Sjohnh (105) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Shakespeare, Coventry. I prefer this from a bottle, maybe needed to be warmer. Reddish, little aroma, taste OK with plums and caramel but not enough of it.
Andyk123 (1) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich flavour with an almost smokey smell, a hint of chocolate after taste, and slightly bitter taste. Very nice.
edsspoon (303) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red with a thin off white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet malts, chocolate and hops and floral notes. Taste is slightly fruity, with caramel and chocolate. Medium bitterness at the end with some toastiness and grassy hops. Slightly sweet. No carb, medium body. I found the bottled somewhat watery but probably nicer.
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - very dark, ruby, beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma- malty, a bit of fruit. Taste- smooth, medium bodied, malts, slight roast, dark fruit hints. Not as complex as the bottled version.
admiralwaffles (1) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on cask in Philadelphia at cellar temp. Almost no aroma, but a great caramel and estery taste. If you see this beer on cask, get it.
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une valeur sûre dans un pub anglais quand on ne sait pas quoi prendre. A goûter au moins une fois :)