Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Crown Rivers, LHR T5, 18/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a good sized bubbly light beige head.
Nose is malt forward, dark berry fruit, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, berry fruits, dates, light sugars.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter notes in the finish.
Not had this for maybe 10 years or so and had always edged away from it having held bad memories. However, when in good condition, this is a very drinkable beer, or perhaps it was because it was 6.50 in the morning and I’d had 4 hours sleep ! No - it was OK stuff to be fair!
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Golden Fleece in York. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor is mildly spicy and moderately malty. Something like a flavorful amber.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 (Cask) Pours a nut brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor of dates, malt, and mild spices.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask-GBBF. Copper with a lasting white head. Grass and toffee aroma. Rather harsh bitterness.
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some dark fruits present. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
imdownthepub (11386) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned, Red Lion, Cropredy. Dark Red brown colour, thin head. Strong on roased Malt with some bitterness but it is the full fruity nut and smoky flavour that pulls it through. Apologies to all that have to drink the pasteurised bottled version which has little of the character left.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Bun Shop, Cambridge)
Brown, thin head. Toffee maltiness on the nose. Rich brown hoppiness, apple, woody and walnutty. Also some raisininess too. Sturdy malt base too - good strong bitter.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep amber with tiny off white head. sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Ends sweet.
kevnic2008 (9710) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bierbörse Karlsruhe 2013 (Germany). Pours nice and dark reddish. Pleasant clean taste with a slight bitter twang and a nice kind of sherbert finish.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half on cask. Amber coloured. Small lasting white head. Dry fruity aroma. Well rounded flavour with a caramel component. Light bitter finish (Edgar Wallace, Temple 15.09.2006).