kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma, light malt taste with some nice hop to balance and fruit in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable, nice bitter.
jamesie1857 (814) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity, at Barrow Hill Beer Festival - Hazy orange gold body with medium sized white head. Aroma is caramel and malt.Sweetish malt and caramel taste with a hint of bittrness in the aftertaste. Very subtle background hint of fruit in the aftertaste too.Not fantastic, but okay.
BOBBDrinker (42) - - 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.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - 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!
Grumbo (186) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/12/12.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that retains as a small film and largely at the edge of the glass.
Nose is caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, toffee fudge.
Taste follows, a touch more fruity than the nose.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finish.
A most decent bitter.
maeib (7542) - 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.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ascot Beer Festival 2012. Pours a amber red colour with a beige head, aroma is malty and has plenty of fruit, taste is sweet at first which leads to a dry bitter finish.
wheresthepath (1285) - 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.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest ’12. Tawny red with white head. Something a little different here, certainly pretty sweet and fruity, plummy, damsons followed by a sharpish twang, like a slightly corked red wine, this adds to the beer rather than detracts. Decent.