Finn (6269) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Lamb Bloomsbury 7 Feb 08. Dark red / amber colored. Modest fruity aroma. Sweet flavor with hints of biscuit and fruit. Modest roasted aftertaste. Lacks strength to be a proper winter warmer.
SaintMatty (6728) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The White Hart, Overton- Dark brown in colour with red tinges. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Nutty, refreshing taste. Not as good as it used to be but still a good pint.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth. Deep ruby colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt and molassess. Well-balanced flavour - caramel malts, berries and fruity hops. Full bodied but with the alcohol content completely concealed. A good winter ale.
berkshirejohn (5947) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Thatched House, London W11.Reddish chestnut body with a beige head; earthy malt aromas; nutty and fruity flavours, full and smooth; short strong bitter burst and then a sweetish finish.
SHIG (4499) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask 3 judges, ultimate glasgow tasting afters pub crawl. Poured a dark brown. The aroma was malt with spices and fruit. The taste was very nice with malts and sweetness.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask 3 judges, ultimate glasgow tasting afters pub crawl. A particularly special ratings. A good balanced sweet spicey ale, very drinkable. My ratings says, " you talkin to me? You talking at me? Well there aint nobody else here, so it must be me your talking to scumbag!"
jberti (19) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Mahar’s. Very nice amber pour, smell of sweet malt and caramel. A hint of bitter fruit taste, goes down smooth.
joe19612 (2531) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Biggleswade Rugby Club. Lovely dark amber colour, plenty of malts with a real malty flavour. The beer has a sweet finsh. A very good beer of it;s type.
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (The King’s Arms, Oxford) Youngs version.
Stonkingly good strong ale, even if a little weak for a strong (it was 5.6 % back when I was regularly drinking it). Subdued spicy sweet and malty aroma. Much more in the taste. Massive complex fruity and sweet nougaty components augment a huge brown malty body. One of my favourites.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the seasonal ales from Youngs. Subtle taste - on the opposite end of the scale from the Special London Ale. A bit on the sweet side with a nice nutty finish.