Itstasty (116) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016 Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Baxter’s Court, JDW, London. Poura clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Doughy brown bread aroma, some berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with bready malts, some mellow earth and leaves, berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately swet finish with some crunchy leaves, light toffee, ripe berries, plum. Serviceable ESB.
Bottle. Chestnut brown, quickly disappearing head. Light hedgerow fruits on first taste, followed by an even bitterness. Nothing wrong with the beer, but not really to my liking. zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. A dark brown beer with chocolate, red fruit and nutty flavours followed by a smooth malty, vanilla and fruity finish. s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle rhythm+booze. Brown ruby beer shortlived beige head. Aroma is chocolate toffee malts. Taste is chocolate some orange fruity bitter finish well balanced. Good body soft carbonation. Good stuff. sdmmb (1857) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Enjoyable ruby coloured ale. Hint of chocolate flavour to the beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Feb 14, poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass at home on 14th Jan 14.
Looked good, a full but thin covering on top of a ruby/mahogany body, clear and bright.
Very fruity nose with a sweet front.
The taste is also sweet and fruity, with some chocolate notes in the flavours too. The malts rule this beer from start to finish with the hops hidden below the surface keeping the sweetness in check.
Good body depth and a thoroughly enjoyable brew.
DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Well, it might only nudge the mid 20s in The Midlands tomorrow. Bottle from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes- where else? Pillow soft russet capped with beige. Snout chilled molasses and aniseed. Soft Allsorts character with a swirl of Cointreau deep below the surface. Average, brown and slightly sticky. Pleasant. daniele (9888) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
bel ambrsto schiuma media buona persistenza tendenza maltata legger tostatura un tocco agrumato lieve caramello toffee stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin 
Graham77 (515) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Copper ruby brown, clear, thin frothy head, good lacing
Aroma - soft fruity caramel malts, dab of toffee, raisin malts
Taste of smooth fruity caramel malts, soft toffee, touch of raisin, hint of bitter english hop in there, good malt flavour
Palate - Medium body, fairly oily, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour. soft bitter linger, bit of toasted malt, nice smooth finish
Overall - This was quite a decent smooth and fairly malty bitter
From cask. Lovely dark red colour with a thick creamy head. Laces very well. Light sweet malty flavour with a noticably floral hop finish. jmgreenuk (10325) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 22, 2013
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thick tan head and broken lace. The aroma is malty and a little alcoholic. The flavour is uber malty too. It’s like an alcoholic Ovaltine. You could almost chew this beer! The malty flavour is complimented by some nice hoppy bitterness on the palate and in the aftertaste. It’s a lovely rich, thick and very satisfying ale.