gripweed57 (2796) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2017
From old tasting notes. Lovely copper red color.mthick ample tan head.msubtle toasted malt aroma with an earthy backdrop. Slightly brackish malty foretaste. Creamy, mouth coating malty midtaste. Sour hop flavor in finish. Long smoky aftertaste. Full bodied, light on hop character. Overall, quite satisfying. Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Why do my ratings keep disappearing from this MJ top 500 list has this in Newton Abbot on a trip to Englian blueden (31) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
A majestic beer in it’s day. Used to drink this beer in the Yorkshire gray, grays inn road London. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a clear copper with a small head. Aroma of malt and an aroma I can’t identify. Taste of malt, fruits, and sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad. Lilja (3472) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt med fruktiga toner och karamell. Bra sötma och en fin avrundande beska.
tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2012
First tasted this in The Bell, Odiham in June 1982. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear copper red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Strong aroma of rose blossom, long in intensity. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a robust maltloaf whack full in the mouth with maple syrup, dates and sultanas. Decent dusty hop resins give a dry floral aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with toffee overtones. An excellent session ESB for hot summer days. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Used to be available at Brewhaus in Springfield. I remember it rather fondly. Serving: Bottle Travlr (25787) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
From notes dated Feb 1999. Bottle. Light chestnut color, thin tan head, scant lacing. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste was bitter start to finish, caramel up front, smooth and balanced. scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2008
My notes from a while back tell me that I " cant say much about this other than it’s an inoffensive ale" hence the average rating for it!!! Have to say the labels not changed at all! SilkTork (5804) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
354ml bottle from Shropshire. Vintage 1989. Bottle conditioned. A dull mahogany brown colour. Some natural carbonation. Some whiffs of cardboard. Taste is again cardboard. raisin, chocolate, metal, meat, tobacco, dusty leather, wet dog, and banana. Cardboardy bitterness in the finish. Drinkable and reasonably attractive. Despite this beer’s reputation, the abv is not quite strong enough to allow this to develop over nearly 20 years - and the hops have clearly not survived.