tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2011
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in November 1998. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear vivid russet red in colour with a thick creamy white head. Heavy aroma of vanilla pods in the long aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit note in the mouth with creamy vanilla fudge present. Slight herbal tang of hop resins in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with creamy vanilla notes still present. An excellent Irish Red Ale in style and well recommended.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
I have enjoyed a few of these over the course of a couple of evenings. The ever so slightly reddy brown colour does justice to the name of this beer. From cask, it was clear and very slightly sparkling. Aromas are sweet and mellow: I got vanilla, maple and butterscotch and toast. Not that bitter in taste, nor too sweet I felt this was really well balanced and very easy to drink with reasonably modest ABV. Definitely recommended Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 2, 2011
On Cask at Volo markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Aroma mild yet aromatic, mineral light top, creamy feel, hint of oak. Light hop notes. 6+
Appearance slight haze , amber, rocky mid top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Peppery, oak feel, green leaf , hint of tree bark … woody sides. Different rusty ending accented by hints of fig.
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield. Tawny port appearance, faint caramel aroma. Sweet, more caramel and brown sugar. Almost no hops to speak of, a slightly off artificial sweetness on the finish. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Cask at Christian Firtal. Deep reddish copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and biscuit, with a hint of diacetyl. Sweetish malty flavour with a bit of fruit and a mild hoppy finish
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Cask @ christian firtal, Odense. Pours ruby amber with a small off White head. Lots of buiscuit and caramel. Very malty and smooth. Good. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2011
Cask at the Salisbury, Green Lanes. Ruby red with a small white head. Aroma gives a bit of cherry and wood. Maybe a bit of strawberry. Taste is quite smooth and a bit sweet. Thin bodied but not upsettingly so. One sip halfway down really tasted like marzipan strangely. I was surprised that I quite liked this. dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Cask. The Swan, Stratford. Thin white head, reddish hue. Toffee apple, fruity, malty. Bittersweet. Watery palate. Bitter finish. Okay. Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Amber/orange/brown slightly hazy liquid. Pours a white creamy silky head. Aromas of ground, hops, malt, wood, forrest, wet leaves, easy light aromas. Unfortunately there isn’t that much to work on, it is too subtle. Taste too is subtle with very, very light bitterness, nice sour wash, and a syrupy hint of sweetness. The palate is watery but in this case works well with the overall subtleness of the beer. There is not much of any mouthfeel or texture, except for the nice cotton-like feel coat that’s left around the mouth. A very easy beer, not anything special, just there to say "hi, nice to meet you". And it was a pleasant encounter. I’m not entirely sure what Fuller’s wants to say with this beer, it doesn’t really bring anything new/special to the line, and lacks character to stand on its own. Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Nice, easy to drink. Brown and hazy, has a white head, mostly diminishing. Malty aroma, toast. Faint yeasty. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter finish. Creamy texture. Soft to flat carbonation.