Grumbo (4581) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
From cask at the Dove Street Inn Spring Beer Festival, Ipswich. Pours pale chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, hop, and light fruit. Medium plus sweetness, moderate bitterness. Toward medium body, slight oily watery texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, moderately bitter and fruity. The_Osprey (9916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
500ml bottle at home, thanks to Sarah. As ’1648 Triple Champion’, 4%, undated. Slow gush. Dark mahogany, pretty clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is biscuity, touch of lemon, toffee popcorn. Body is medium, very foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is toffee malt, apple peel, tangy, dry, soft bitterness. It’s alright - just a bit foamy and thin. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours chestnut murk. Toffee, malty, some smoke. Decent trad bitter. allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin short-lived white head. Aromas of stewed apples, toffee, nuts. Taste is more nuts and toffee sweet. Light bitterness comes through eventually. Thin finish. Yep, old-fashioned bitter. BlackHaddock (8090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle conditioned 500ml. BBD 30 Sep 15, carefully poured into a UK pint sleeve on 13 Aug 14. Amber body with a copper hue, small off-white head. Malt base and front in both the nose and taste, semi-sweet molasses drown out the hop content but this is not overly sweet, I liked it. Mild nutty flavours in between the toffee and caramel feel to the brew, medium bodied and nicely put together.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Darkish copper. Mainly malty - nutty and toffee. I know that was probably intentional but I would have preferred a more assertive hop presence - the hops are distinctly restrained and slightly earthy. A workmanlike but unspectacular bitter with a rather old fashioned feel.
anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some roasted bitter hints. Has a fruity malty bitter finish with hints of caramel and hops in the aftertaste. Christian (14071) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with apple peel notes. Dry caramel and apple flavour DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009
Some malt aroma. Amber coloured and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and slightly bitter caramel malt finish. TBone (18671) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Deep amber color, small beige head. Aroma is nuts, caramel and diacetyl. Nutty hoppy flavor with some caramel. Aftertaste has nutty hoppy bitterness. I didn’t like so much about aroma, but flavor is pretty ok.