Vladivostok (232) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massively malty ale and dark enough to stray into old ale territory. Good bead and bags of flavour including notes of chocolate, toffee and licorice. You only begin to notice the hops in the aftertaste, which is surprisingly long-lasting. One of the best ’new’ ales I have tried in some while.
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Bell & Bear Emberton 21/10/12. A ruby coloured beer with an off-white head. Rich and fruity throughout. Cakey malts and toasty elements. Slightly warming and very nice.
Grumbo (549) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Dark ruby brown, good tan head, mild chocolate and toffee aroma, malty. Full bodied. A very good beer.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask,hand pulled at Rocklands Club,Redditch,Worcestershire.Dark ruby red pour pour with decent sized lasting off white head.Nice chocolate,toffee and vanilla aromas all of which appeared in the taste along with fruit and some sweetish malt.Very tasty and so easy to drink,half a dozen pints in little more than an hour!
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lively dark amber to ruby ale with a slightly off white head. It has a pleasant toffee, chocolate, fruit and vanilla aromas which follow into subtle flavours of roasted malts and has a bitter hoppy finish. A classic dark style bitter with a refreshing bite.
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 12. Hazy brown with an off white head. Aromas are bready rye with raisins and cookie dough. Earthy, mellow berries with spices. Flavours are cookie dough with herbal notes. Sweet with juicy fruit and a dry lightly metallic finish. Nice.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask from brewer’s own stand at the Thame Food Festival] Crystal clear amber-red with a slight white head. Lovely rich, full mouthfeel. Despite the cascade hops, this seems to have full-on traditional English bitter flavours - fruity flavours of berries, orange and marmalade, with a lasting earthy, bitter finish and a slight dryness. Tastes stronger than it is. Very decent beer from what seems to be becoming a very reliable brewery.
harrisoni (13566) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Clear russet colour thin beige head. Good malt but the hops on the end are excellent. Really biting. Bit of milk chocolate. Lovely
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Egham ... ruby red ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee roast ... juicy fruits nose... bitter front ... juicy malts ... light toffee
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral and mildly spicy. Flavour is wooden, floral, fruity with some mild raisins, toffee and sweet maltyness.