hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011 WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, - AUG 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peterborough cask ale festival. Big beer with big flavour and a lot of it. Like an aged and expensive wine. A gulping beer with character. Excellent.
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Reddish amber with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of varnish or paint and some pear drops. Effect is better than it sounds. Again a malty, varrnish hint in the taste. Oily mouthfeel, somewhat autumnal in character. Some bitterness. I liked this. leaparsons (10712) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Cask, Northampton Fest 09. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are weetabix and toffee malts with soft berries. Flavours are sweet malts with light roast notes. Floral with soft lemon and berries. Some honeyed sweetness. Good. maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel, Northampton. Almost black with a red hue, and an off-white head. The aroma is fruity and there are some acidic notes. The taste is simialr. It’s mostly malty and acceptable. Score 3.2DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.4
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 07/04/2004
Dark coloured strong in alcohol with some fruit aroma. Slightly malty bitter lasting finish. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Beer No 6 on the Wilsons’ Road Trip 2005. Cask at The Old Harkers Arms, Chester. Lovely dark ruby with biege head. Roasty, smoky dried fruit and cherry aroma. Lovely firm mouthfeel for the ABV. Finishes fruity and with some slight vinous acidity. Lovely drop.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2005
Yes. Mutts Nuts - gotta give it credit, that’s a good name for what it is. At the end of the day. This was a cask beauty. And I’m nuts about it. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
Dark cherry-wood colour with a speckled beige head. Sweet, cough medicine aroma. Sweet malt combines with aniseed to create a smoky sensation. Thin palate and mouth feel.
Cask conditioned @ JDW Soton. Raisin and lightly roasted aromas. Some almond flavour and moderately sweet. Not in good condition. imdownthepub (15161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown to bronze colour with beige head. Nutty malty flavour with a background acidity, some roast, quite thin on the palate. Served very cold which killed off much of the flavour for me. Not keen. Re Rate at the Woolpack 2008. Big whiskey malty flavours, spicy and sharp, much better than the Spoons version.