Mr_Pink_152 (4884) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Tried at the Craft Rooms, Lincoln. Deep brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma fruity and caramel. Taste mid sweet to bitter sweet. imdownthepub (14469) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’13. Cloudy brown with no head. Fruity, peach / apricot notes, alcohol, quite raw in character. Needs longer to drop. mR_fr0g (11913) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Gravity at the the fullerians rugby club bree fest. Chrsnur brown colour. Small fleeting beige head. Some solvent nose earthy spicy hop aroma. Flavour is spicy cardamon mid sweet. Spicy finish. RichardGretton (4758) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask@Derby Winter Beer Festival 2013. Brownish amber with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly roasted and malty, and the flavour is dry with roastedness and malts. Overall a good roasted beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask dispense into UK half pint glass at the Victoria Inn, Rugby (brewery tap for the Atomic brewery - Feb ’12).
Pours a mid brown veering to chestnut colour with a frothy white head.
A good dose of butterscotch on the nose allied to toffee/caramel and maybe some plum/damson or berries, a slight fruity linger on the nose!
Quite a sweet tasting beer with caramel the predominant flavour, slightly bready and a splash of dried fruit.
Medium bodied, no carbonation and a little hop on the aftertaste.
A decent enough beer, but not one to get too over excited about!
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Market Porter, London. Amber beer with a beige head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa, fruit and bread. Hoppy flavor, chocolate, cocoa, bread, fruity and a bit vinous. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Cask handpull at Southampton Arms. Very deep briwn red colour thin collar of bubbles. Some lovely fruit. Yes that is an ok esb. Fine some hop on finish. Ok beer. Quite good. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Cask conditioned gravity dispense Castle Caldecott . A dark dark brown coloured beer with some plum and berry on the nose. The taste has fruit and caramel sweetness. Sweet and almost hints of cola. Like nothing I’ve ever had from Atomic who are usually very reliable. Score 3.3DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Subsequent rating scored 3.5. Average becomes 3.4
Cask at The Victoria Inn, Rugby (brewtap). Mahogany with a beige collar and ruby tints. Nose striking Flemish sour caramel and cherry, dab of vinegar. Mouth dusts with cocoa, hint of smoke, bramble, chiccory bitterness. Much sweeter and darker than Atomic’s typical efforts, with a far less assertive hop presence. Slick Black Country mild- like stillness. Don’t quite know what to make of this, or where to put it. Disappointing, tired or very odd. One to revisit I think.