theprof (186) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hallmark aroma for the cask ale apparently is caramel malts Reddish brown no head to speak of. Despite hints of dark fruit in the scent it is not overly sweet. And there is a growing bitterness on the palate. Personally I found the palate more watery than smooth. However one has to make allowance for a pour from the barrel at a festival. I would certainly drink it again.
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(cask) clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of dark fruit, caramel and yeast, with a light touch of soy sauce and some chalk. flavour is mostly treebark, earth and popcorn, with lots of grainy pale malts and some liquorice. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint from the Raven, Bath. Deep reddish brown, with a tan head.Aroma has plenty of malt and caramel, but also pear, the taste starts with a caramel and fruity sweetness, with a light sweet finish.
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: caramel and grain malts. Appearance: brown, small, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, grains, bread, flat carbonation. Overall: decent Bitter, nice palate, but not quite in the top league. Pint at The Raven, Bath.
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Not ruby at all, it was a pretty dark brown, but keeping its head nicely. Rich malt, caramel, some ash, a smooth palate. Good bitter.
mr_h (4021) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, dark malty and berry fruit aroma, thin creamy off-white head, excellent film of thin lacing, sweet, caramel, toffee, berry fruits, sweet malty aftertaste
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Briar Rose, Birmingham. Ruddy colour, rich malty taste. Sweetly bready, like, perhaps German rye bread. Good malt blend, some course bitterness. Fine.
BlackHaddock (5189) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly didnít review this as it wasnít right: hand-pulled half-pint in the town centre (Telford) Wetherspoons on 16th Oct 2013.
Poured a dull almost murky brown colour with a good solid head of off-white bubbles, certainly not ruby red or clear: the alarm bells began to ring. Anyway back at my table it sat and stared back at me while I decided what to do.
The aroma made me try it: I like malts, so the semi-rich smell of malty molasses ensured I had a sip. It was on the turn, but I couldnít be arsed to take it back. Iím sure itís a lovely malty, tasty brew normally and have scored it accordingly, not on my little experience.
If I ever come across it again, Iíll re-write this piece.
Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 041013
saxo (15393) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Crosse Keys. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.