Bretwalda (6) - Greater London, - JUN 18, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nothing signafies the count down to my festive activities like my first pint of this amazing winter ale. This seasonal beer could only be improved by being available all year round!
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Legacy rating. Pint at the Blue Boar in Aldbourne during their winter beer festival last year. Fruity and full-bodied with a good balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Great winter seasonal.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Marquess of Anglesey, Covent Garden, 12/12/15. Pale red with a shrinking off white top. Nose orange peel, pine cones and fresh-pinched Fuggles. Alt-like with crushed nuts, bread and a discreet orange peel and red apple fruitiness on the belch. Almond and cashew linger. Fine advert for dull old school cask English if you’re a bit jaded by designer freezing cold keg that tastes of shower gel. Highly likeable.
Cimbasso (772) - - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the Bear in Oxshott. Dark ruby colour with a white head. Sweet, malty aromas with hints of spices. Taste is rich and malty, with notes of Demerara sugar, mild coffee vine fruit and spices. Pleasantly bitter. A really delicious winter beer. Has well-deserved classic status.
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Short review social. Pint from cask at College Arms. Cloudy brown, small white head. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste is dry, astringent, malty, tiring. Didn’t finish the pint. A half would be OK.
AWS9 (647) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent ruby brown pour with a slight head. Deep grape, heavy malt backing. Very smooth. Toffee/caramelness for some sweetness. Yeah, nice.
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Abbey Tavern, London. Hazy copper color with coarse white head. Aroma malty; soap, flowers and grass. Taste is soapy and malty, roasted and lightly burned.
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cask 42 Ossett. Bad pint drainpour sent this one back aroma and taste vinegar end of barrel apparently. Rating based on this probably not bad when right.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ the Clarendon, Leicester. Dark brown colour with cream coloured head. Aroma is very malty. Taste is again malty with a nice full mouthfeel. There is an almost coffee bitterness to finish.
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dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark tea beer with a thick offwhite head. Not much of a nose other than a light wheaty malt. Deep malty tastes in the mouth releasing tea, light toffees and a little spiciness. Pleasant.
JorgeLee (1797) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Flask NW3. Reddish tinge to a brown beer. Warming and malty, some pleasant bitterness. A bit of a boozy kick. Overall not bad.