Theydon_Bois (18419) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Kings Head, Norwich, 20/11/16.
Golden with a decent off white cap.
Nose is earthy fruit shreds, biscuit, toffee, grains.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, light berry notes, straw, bread, biscuit, caramel.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter edge.
Ok for style.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
mild fruity plum aroma, rusty brown colour with a foamy white head. excellent fruitcake/ plum flavour with a lasting refreshing sweetness in the aftertaste.
DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Flanny’s. Slight plum on the aroma with typical ESB bitterness and slight alfalfa. Pours a fairly clear, light golden amber. Light plum and lavender early on the taste before moderate piney bitterness and wood tones take over. Plums and ESB seemed like an odd pairing before I ordered the beer, and tasting it doesn’t change my opinion much. The dark fruit tones never really mesh well with the bitterness.
imdownthepub (14027) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at The Fat Cat, Norwich. Amber with no head. Sweet, fruity beer, yes, plums are the dominant flavour but the sweetness is a little overbearing.
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head, Norwich. Goldeny amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel, some mild earth as well as some herbs. Flavour is wood, mild floral and fruity notes as well as some dark berries.
sm89walt (2041) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Kings Head, Norwich. Poured a clear mid brown colour with a medium sized frothy & lasting off-white head that left a heavy lace. Plummy aromas with some yeast & mid fruitiness. Similar on the palate, just a touch of spice & sweet maltiness. Medium body, soft & rounded palate texture & a softish fruity malt finish.