niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
On cask at Swan, Stone. Pours red brown with a light tan head. Some smoke, dark fruit, quite smooth. Decent ruby bitter. s_hartshorne (2791) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Cask six chimneys Wakefield. Brown amber colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is chocolate roasted malts fruity taste is same nice bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonation. Good stuff from the ever reliable acorn brewery. ladnewton (2002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Cask at CBC, London on 18th November 2013. Crystal clear, deep copper with shallow head but plenty of lacing. Earthy, pungent aroma. Leafy, herby and solidly malty in-mouth. Grassy finish rounded with caramel malt. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
Cask at Market Porter. Brown with golden creamy head. Aroma is malty, touch of light choc, some sweetness. Taste is nutty, touch of cream, brown bread, malty. Not bad. Quite smooth.
dynamiteninja (1872) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium white head. Chestnut to mahogany body. Aroma is citrus, nutty, malty, spicy and fruity. Gentle bitterness with a dry, bitter finish.
DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Brown bitter. A solid feeling to this one. Hazelnut flavour, with perhaps some ginger and nutmeg. Feels rich, like a pudding topping, but not cloying. Pretty complex. Deserves respect. Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Pint from cask at Far from the Madding Crowd in Oxford. Pours a deep amber caramel brown -- very nice. Smells of buttery and roasted nut, tea, and yeast (the yeast smell was a little unexpected). Taste is initially a malty complex with a striking note of coffee and roast. The dark note is later absorbed into the main body of flavor while releasing notes of butter, nut, citrus, and hops. At the least, an interesting show of flavors. Finish is dry and a tad peppery. An enjoyable pub drink -- not the epitome of beer, but it is at least interesting. leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Copper, ruby with a fluffy foam. Aromas are cocoa and lemon with nutty notes and tea. Earthy hops with hints of pine. Flavours are toffee malts with autumn leaves and some sharp citrus. Earthy, peppery hops with a dry finish. Good. cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2010
cask at cloisters ...copper thin off white lacing... soft chocolate ... light toffee malt nose ... light dry toffee hop ... quite nice if a little dry for me. harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2010
Cask handpull at The Thirsty Pig, Maidstone. Looking at Duff’s rating of this beer from all those years ago, he is completely correct. He really does have one of the best noses and palates of any rater I have met. And I rather miss reading his ratings. Anyway this is an attractive dark brown colour with slightly toasted malts that give a fullness and dryness to the beer. The hops are excellent and vear on the grapefruit side. Enormously drinkable beer.