JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep brown with moderate head. Malty and slightly zesty aroma. Rich malt flavour with moderate bitterness, some spice and toast. Light smokiness but not too heavy. Pretty enjoyable.
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour, Reddish against light. Very heavily malted; roast (burnt) malts, lots of caramel, coffee, nuts, hint of chocolate. Fruity; raisins, dried fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Roast malty throughout; sweet initially leading to a bitter finish. Decent. (2010-04)
samjdix (46) - - DEC 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not particularly exciting, tastes quite like porter. Wholemeal aroma, taste is similar with coffee and chocolate. Would struggle to pick it out of a lineup but is nice enough.
prawlie (1567) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty, light roast aroma. Clean malt backbone with a hint of licorice. Satisfying light bitter finish. Decent if slightly basic ale.
puredelusion (363) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 bottle. Pours brown color with medium, mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts. Flavor is light to medium sweet, same bitter. Decent roasted flavor. Long finish, chocolate, coffee. Light body, soft carbonation.
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown but I can see through. Medium head. The aroma is medium intensive with notes toasted bread, burned caramel, even toffee and some little chocolate. Not bad. Taste is flavorful, with good body for this style (Bitter). I kinda enjoyed it. Good pint.
stevoj (4705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. A bit tangy, but for an old ale, not out of place. Initial sweet aroma, recalls a cola. Taste puts it more into context, sweet, but with a nice malt profile behind it. Seems light, sweetness lingers. Hoping for a bit more bitterness or substance, like Theakston. Not so, just sweet, without the oomph.
Grumbo (2436) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating from bottle collection/historic notes. Bottle from a local supermarket. Poured dark ruby brown with an average sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, treacle, and dark fruits. Medium plus sweetness and mellow roasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation.
rstk (15) - - NOV 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavours of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, some spices. Pours dark ruby with big white creamy head. Full-bodied, pleasant warming taste, hoppy at the beginning, earthy, bitter, sweetish. Delightful old ale for cold November evenings. Enjoyed it.
tiong (6901) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle @ YHA London Central. Sweetish and malty ale with hints of licorice, nuts and syrup. Decent.
aleksander9 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby red with big tan head. Old red wine, toffee and spice. Sweet, thick and smooth finish. Interesting!