ladnewton (1964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
Cask at the Gunmakers, London on 10th February 2010. Rich, intensely grassy and aromatic with classic Adnams haystack straw nose and a bitter, spicy aftertaste. Zingy mouthfeel. jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown. Aroma of dry leather, mocha, wood. Taste sweet but dry, a near-perfect balance. Lovely on the palette. MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Mild and fruity smelling, with a dark deep golden amber colour. Leaves a fruity taste with a lingering bitterness. Very pleasant. I think I'll have another.
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Cask at Christian Firtal. Hazy copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit, with dried fruit. Sweetish malty flavour with a nice hop bite in the finish BeerViking (4796) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2011
Cask at the Plough & Harrow (JDW), Hammersmith. Deep red-brown with a fine lacy beige head, roast malt and fruit cake on the nose, more roast malt plus peppery hops, a little toffee and some fruit - pears? - in a warming and chewy body, then a roast-bitter aftertaste. Could make an excellent winter warmer.
mr_h (5535) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Cask by handpump at Henglers’ Circus, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, thin beige head, sweet malty aroma, caramel / toffee, sweet, medium body, good temperature, carbonation on the high side, sweet malty aftertaste rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma: The smell is rather sweet, honey and apricot.DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
Appearance: The beer is clear brown amber, has a small off-white head that leaves lacing.
Taste: The taste is also on the sweet side, brown bread, preserved pears, apricots and nuts.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and sticky feeling. Not dry.
Overall: A nice ale, a bit sweet, but very soothing.
Note: On-tap at Anchor & Crown, S.t Martins Lane, London. Reviewed 2011-08-03.
Cask in the new crown. Alround rating: Roasty chocolate malts, grassy bittering hop, theres a nice leafy hop character in here which takes the edge off the roastyness and the chocolate malt keeps it smooth and very tasty. leaparsons (10551) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Red brown with a small head. Aromas are fruity with berries. Earthy with toffee malts. Flavours are sweet weetabix with vinous and berry notes. Dry on the finish. Pretty good. larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
Medium offwhite lasting head. Deep dark brown faintly hazy body. Faint caramelly aroma with earthy notes. Dry-sweet roasty caramelly butterscotch taste with dusty roasted rice notes. Incredibly smooth and mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dry cinnamon and wood aftertaste with caramelly notes. Very, very nice, and incredibly drinkable. (0.5l cask at Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, London.)