gegwilson (3674) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours ruby with a good cream head. The taste is bitter and quite fruity. Some peppery spice too. A pleasant surpirse. Plenty of flavour and a nice level of bitterness. jamesie1857 (2111) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths, Windermere - Deep red copper body, clean white top. Nose is spicy hops and a fruity maltiness. Slightly roast malt flavour, bit of cake fruit and cherries. Some sweet caramel with a long sharp ending. Not a bad little beer this one. mR_fr0g (11902) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Cask at the brewpub. Medium copper coloured pour with a sticky off white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel, dried fruits. Raisin, grassy, toffee apple. Flavour is composed of sweet toffee. Cakey malts malts, hint of Apple and raisin. Pretty good. Nice layered flavour. Mr_Pink_152 (4879) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
500ml bottle from Tebay services on the m6. Ruby colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruit with deep malt. Taste starts sweet. Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Darker than usual ESB named after the bull terrier. Off-white, loose, creamy head, reddish bronze colour, clear. Strong caramelly, nutty and chocolatey malts in the nose, blueberries, dates, pepper, bark, nutmeg, tobacco. Restrained fruitiness, refreshing, crisp, medium carbo, smooth nutty maltiness, caramel, abruptly replaced by a confident peppery and leafy, very long hop bitterness. Atypical for the style but a very enjoyable ale.
AshtonMcCobb (6499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from the Cartmel village shop.
Appearance - a lovely cherry auburn colour with a nice head.
Nose - red fruits over biscuits. Some caramel too.
Taste - more red fruits with ginger biscuits.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry malty finish.
Overall - lovely ale. Theydon_Bois (19193) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Gravity dispense at the Happy Man May ’14 BF, Englefield Green, 22/05/14.
Clear chestnut brown with reddish hues an a good sized light beige covering, good lacing ensues.
Nose is rich caramel, biscuit, fruit loaf.
Taste comprises candied orange peel, more fruitloaf, caramel, light spice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterings in the close.
Adequate ESB. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Veritas Leeds 18/07/13. A reddy brown coloured beer with a very tight white creamy head and lace. Subdued fruitiness in the nose. Rich malty fruitiness in the mouth. A long finish. A good sweeter bitter. More than decent. Nomhab (16) - - JUN 26, 2012
Fat, Drunken Duck Inn, Cumbria, UK. Mörkröd med snygg krona. Doft av melass och kola, även tydlig melass i smaken, Bra, hyggligt bitter avslutning. Kvalitetsöl. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours an amber brown colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours, quite malty overall, with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Nice.