Theydon_Bois (18219) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Pommellers Rest, Tower Bridge, 03/01/15 cheers to Ian for grabbing me this one.
Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, dark malts.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, spice, toffee, light fruit notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
BeerViking (4455) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Kings TUn JDW, deep mahogany with a lasting coarse ivory head, a roasty nose with notes of toffee and dark marmalade carries through onto the palate. Warming with Seville orange, burnt caramel, an earthy bitterness and light spicy woody notes. A favourite of mine in bottle, it’s great to see it is even better on cask.
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very warming ale. Full of flavour. Licorice, and dark fruits to the fore. Spot on carbonation. I have shunned this in the past when it’s been on at the local pub but never again. Lovely.
SlackerMads (3203) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Coffee, cocoa, wooden, earthy, grain, light honey/flowery hops in the back. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Full and soft. Nice.
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with a thick beige head, fruity aroma, taste is fruity quite sweet a hint of wood feint coffee, quite good.
MrTipple (4000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light caramel, strong bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweetness, bread, cereals, carmel, light bitters only at the end. Overall: great Old Ale, nice aroma and palate. Pint at The Elleray, Windermere.
codex (3) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask, Sun Inn Pooley Bridge. My favourite old ale. Dark with a light creamy head that clings to the glass to the finish. Licorice, caramel, coffee taste with a smooth finish. Great in winter in front of a log fire, but I can also drink year round. Excellent.
edsspoon (884) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Re-rate, last time I had this it had turned sour. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Super retention and some good lacing. Aroma of biscuit, chocolate and cocoa. Taste of biscuit, grass, chocolate and light roasted malts with a lightly sweet finish. Medium body.
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts.
Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.