harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford
I know that this is out of season, but I forgot to rate it at the time.
Dark brown/ruby beer with rich malty fruit and brown sugar flavour. Hoppy spiciness on the end. Splendid to keep you warm
Dedollewaitor (14645) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Chr. firtal, Odense: Dark brown with little off white bubbly head. low to no carbonation. Malty sweet dominants. Nuts/caramel. Though the body is thin it has a Silky smooth texture/mouthfeel. Hard to spot the hops. Enjoyable!
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Cask. Nice, creamy head and palate. Dark chestnut colour. Malty and full-flavoured. Sour/bitter aftertaste.
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Richard I - Greenwich, London. Pours clear amber with a fine, beige froth. Light toast and berry aroma. Medium sweet flavor with mellow bready malts, berries and other fruits, fructose sugars. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Moderately sweet finish with light caramel, further berry character, fruitcake, lightly toasted bread. Very tasty, easy-drinking stuff. Mild dry, leafy bitterness, too. Solid.
Rasmus40 (13887) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg.
Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, malty, nutty and almost perfumy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sticky mouthfeel. This is not a winter warmer, though is fairness it was served way too cold. 251210
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on cask at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green into a UK pint glass (Jan ’12).
The colour was a dark rich, brown, darker than mid brown and a decent half finger of white head that remained pretty much throughout the first 2/3rds of the drinking experience.
In terms of smell, fruits of the dark and dried variety stand out, along with spices and a little malt aroma.
Tastewise, definately dominated by the fruits and malts, quite a complex mix of different malts going on, also caramel/toffee/sugars, a toasted flavour blending in with the spices present (maybe a pinch of nutmeg/cinnamon?).
A fairly full bodied beer for 5% with a certain amount of chewiness, I took my time over this one! A Bitter/soured aftertaste.
gunnfryd (12408) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wharf. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, hop, roasted malt. Flavour is fruit, caramel, hop, malt, coffee. OK/Nice beer.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small creamy head. Little aroma with some malt and caramel. Big sweet flavour dominated by the malt and only with a hint of bitterness at the end. And a perfect version of that creamy, silky cask mouthfeel
imdownthepub (11384) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at The Crown Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey. Chestnut coloured with thin head. Roasted malts to the fore, with charred coffee husk taste. Thin in body and with a sweet fruity background. OK but not great.
FatPhil (10892) - 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.