john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017 zimbo (960) - - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good. Deep reddy brown. Dense firm head. full roasty and fairly earthy. Some nuts, some acidity.A bit too firm really and on the astriongent side without much of an appetising quality to it. Potential juice just leaves a hard edge. Needs balance and more engagement.
Cask. Amber in colour. Roasted malts, caramel, some dark chocolate. Dark fruits. Bitter malty finish. Very drinkable. (2008)
Towey1989 (2719) - 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. allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aromas of malt, light acetic note. Taste is more astringent malt. Nutty finish, thin. Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, light roast malts, taste is sweet toffee, floral. mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Always a lovely pint this. Nice dark ruby red with white head and lacing. Malty and chocolate
Smooth all the way down. Slight bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (7766) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Olde Mitre; clear dark amber pour with a frothy beige head, roast malt aroma, taste has roast malts, a hint of coffee and dark fruits. Erzengel (8626) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, smooth, easy to drink. Fresh malty and not too sweet in the mainpart. Hints of roast, smooth fresh. The aftertaste is fresh, malty-hoppy, floral hints, hints of roast. Great! Scopey (14519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Cask at Clockwork. It pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The nose is brown bread, earth, nut, dried berry, toast and malt loaf. The taste is earth, brown bread, toast, dried fruit, berry, light caramel, fruity tartness and fruit cake with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A superior dark ale. Rather nice. ManVsBeer (10279) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Slightly hazy brown with a thick creamy head. Has a roasted, almost burnt aroma with a mild nutty taste. Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cask avec full Scootish breakfast at the Archibald Simpson, ABZ, 21/06/14.
Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering that retains.
Nose is malt based, light tobacco, earthy cocoa leangings, biscuit.
Taste comprises brown bread, dark malt, cocoa rub, dark fruit tones, raisens.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitter trace in the close.
Decent enough fayre.