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.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty, fruit cakey. Medium body, mild carbonation. Toast, a little lemon, a tiny hint of spice. Inoffensive.
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Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at The Lamb, Leadenhall, Market, London.
Dark brown, with a rich mahogany shimmer. Sweet aroma, with a sweet and bitter flavour. Full and well rounded on the palate, it certainly does warm the blood. Roasted caramel and Christmas spice become apparent towards the end. This pub is in the CAMRA good pub guide and probably has the best selection of Young’s beers of any Young’s pubs listed in London. Make sure you stop in for 10-15 rates.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The Kings Arms in Wandsworth (London), a dark ruby brown with a frothy head and an aroma with hints of cherries. A richness in the malty flavour and a nice bitterness through the mouth, with an underlying smoothness.
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Ship, Bromham Road, Bedford. Dark brown, disappointingly thin. Aroma of malt, plus some sweet fruit and spice notes. Hint of chocolate. Sweet warming taste with a very slight bitterness in the finish. One-dimensional but overall a decent experience.
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Deep ruby brown, chocolate chocolate aroma. Sweet and bright, mellow with a long chocolate finish.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strawberry flavour. Slightly acidic. Malty sweet finish. A nice warming brew, with a fruity touch.
Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. While this is lauded as a classic I am not terribly fond of it. There are better ESAs out there.
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium dark crisp brown with a lacy head that clings to the edges of the glass.
Chocolatey flavours in the aroma with some dark pruney fruits.
Weak malts and hops but it is tasty. The finish contains bitter malts and caramel sweetness, it’s great and smooth.
Pretty delicious seasonal; drinkable and friendly,provides rosy cheeks a plenty.
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on draught at the Boot & Slipper, Amersham] Uncarbonated. Chocolate, plum, strong taste of malt. Dangerously easy to drink. Lovely sweeter ale - even went down well with a cheesecake!