rauchbier (3880) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
Cask conditioned. Chestnut brown, good head and condition. Big fruity hops, pine cones and caramel in the nose, well balanced toffee malt and peppery hop in the mouth and a long lingering hop finish that becomes earthy with a chalky dryness at the end. Tried it in bottle and found it an entirely different beer, with roast barley being more apparent and much more bitterness in the finish. Rating is for cask.
john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Cask. Amber in colour. Roasted malts, caramel, some dark chocolate. Dark fruits. Bitter malty finish. Very drinkable. (2008)
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Strangely pours a golden - amber colour. A yeasty aroma with caramel and apple seed characters. Similar flavours and just a little dry to finish. Mild carbonation. Unexciting.
joe19612 (2896) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Good amber brown colour with a good white head.
Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with a hint of orange. Malts dominate the initial taste and again the citrus and orange combination work well in the aftertaste. A very nice beer, ideal summer drink for a person that prefers a darker beer.
Towey1989 (2698) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of maltloaf, nuts, some caramel, slight toasty malts and earthy hops. Taste is similar of maltloaf, caramel, nuts, toasty malts, some twigs, subtle raisin and earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, toffee like finish with subtle toasty bitterness. A malty bitter with subtle fruit flavours and toasty bitterness, good body too. Very drinkable.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
Cask conditoined @ South Western Arms, Soton. Chocolatey malts and liquorice flavours. Earthy hops complement the light roastiness, creamy feel but not too sweet. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more without the smooth thick body, which some people probably like. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
Cask. Red, normal head. Woody, slightly burnt flavour. Spicey, peppery flavour. Nice bitterness in the finish. Truely a great brew. tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2000. Cask, handpump. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin buff head. Slight hint of roast malt in the short aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with moist sultanas and wood smoke. Prickle of hop resins in the short aftertaste. Dry oak cask and nutty flavours come through in the rounded finish. An ok session ale. kassner (1655) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap at Berts in Edinburgh, lots of dark fruit in this dark amber beer, with an astringent mouth and port flavors. Stuartyboy (1645) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
On cask Edward G Wylye jdw Glasgow a deep Amber reddy beer with flavour of plums and berries some sweet carmel and slightly nutty taste pleasant easy drinking beer