dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Dark mahogany/copper, small white head. Slight honey, caramel, red fruit nose. Similar flavours, mild bitter linger. Nice flavours, bit thin. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
On cask at The Dagda Bar. Pours a dark ruby colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Flavours of toffee, chocolate and treacle with a roasty malt finish. A little dry with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. An oily mouth-feel also. tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
First tasted this in the Taproom, Glasgow in December 1998. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thick creamy white head. Dark berry notes in the short fruity aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a good range of sweet flavours with dark plum, dark chocolate, ripe figs and soft toffee. Very little in the way of hop resins in the malty, fruity aftertaste. Finish is sweet with dry spicy shiraz notes along with vanilla oak. A good example of a Scottish winter ale. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Deep ruby colour. Lightly malty aroma with some fruity accents. Stronger fruit on the palate - berries dominant. Lots of malt and no discernible hop presence leaves it feeling a bit unbalanced as far as I’m concerned. Mouthfeel is mellow and sweetish but not too sticky, so retains an amiable drinkability.
ladnewton (1937) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford, UK on 14th January 2011. Ruby with a white slippery head. Fruity, berries aroma. Spicy touches and smokiness together with a rich fruit palate. Zingy mouthfeel. Sweetish finish with some bitterness and smokiness, although front-mouth sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2011
cask in guilford ... dark brown ... bubbly off white head ... sweet rich treacle tofff nose ... light soft woody malts ... light chocolate ... refreshing tasty but really quite low on flavour ... saying that i like it JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask @ The State Bar. Grass & mixed fruit aroma. Very dark brown colour. Flavour mixed fruit with a hint of liquorice & toffee. Quite smooth. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark amber with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma combining berry, a little citrus and some ashiness. Sweet malty taste, slightly medicinal, with a plummy sourness. Slight bitterness. Unusual and quite appealing. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask in the state bar. Aroma is quite sweet, hints of apple and grassy notes. Taste is similar, quite thin though which made it very drinkable. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Ear BF 06. Light caramel and light berry fruit notes. Lighty sweet. Mouthfeel is quite round and balanced, but a bit light in the dpeth of flavour dperatment.