redders1974 (1392) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Pint at the brewpub a simple affair copper coloured hints of an old old ale but a bit restrained mR_fr0g (11894) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Cask at the brewpub. Aroma is very subdued, little nutty, some dried fruits mid copper coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Flavour is composed if light nutty grains, dried fruit, light berry. Palate is light and a little watery . Low carbonation. Not much to it really. OK but dull. jamesie1857 (2107) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
On cask at Black Bull, Coniston - Nothing like the bottled version I’d had not an hour earlier, and nowhere near as good. Deep brown body, thick brilliant white head. Nose is more flowery than the bottle, taste is more floury. Thinner too. Looks better mind you. AshtonMcCobb (6497) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
On cask at the Black Bull.
Appearance - very dark brown and pretty much opaque. Decent head.
Nose - very gentle toffee and nuts. Very elusive and almost not there at all.
Taste - very light and lacking in the flavours expected from the nose. A delicate amount if toffee there.
Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that pretty much disappears.
Overall - the least inspiring ale of the day. Travlr (24262) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber color. Aroma of dried apples and rising bread dough. Taste is sublte fruit, biscuit, dry finish.
joe19612 (2891) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Woking Beer Festival 2012. Pours a deep brown colour with a red tint, aroma has malt and fruit, taste is sweet at first, the has a dry bitter fruity finish. jb (3211) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
At the Old Toad on recomendation of the bartender, he called this an English Pale Ale. It is a clear amber color, not much in the way of hoppy notes in nose or pale. It does have the typicall English hints of toffee/caramel, a bit of nuttiness, and is a nice session ale. Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask at Tweedies Grasmere. Deep brown, clear, modest head. Mild malty aroma, low bitterness. A fruity and malty pint with enough acidity to keep it fresh. Not Coniston’s best, but drinkable. anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
Cask @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a clear dark amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints. tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2007. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Strong aroma of boiled bramble fruit, long in intensity. Smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fruity malty base with maltloaf to the fore, laced with dark berry fruits. Very short note of hop resins make a brief appearance in the quick aftertaste. Sweet malt appears at the end and gives a vinous finish with port flavours evident. An excellent old ale and well recommended.