tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny red in colour with a thin buff creamy head. Sweet chocolate and apple notes in the malty aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base with tart redcurrant fruit evident. Spruce notes present in the dry hop resins giving a dusty aftertaste. Finish is again dry with woody cask notes with berry fruit. A decent complex Old Ale and well recommended. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
4th November 2008. Clear brown beer, thin white head. Dry with a distinct bitter orange streak. Low carbonation. Bitter aftertaste. A little bit like hard work! anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Cask @ Sir John Oldcastle, JDW. Farringdon EC1. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Also some weak hints of hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<i>2008-11-12, Cask Conditioned at J. D. Wetherspoon - The Moon Under Water, London, 4-3-5-2-9=23</i>cgarvieuk (25722) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
Hazy red to dark amber color, small frothy head. Some caramel flavor, but very watery and weak, useless.
<i>2008-11-11, Cask Conditioned at J. D. Wetherspoon - The Knights Templar, London; end of cask, 4-4-5-2-9=24</i>
Hazy red-amber color, dark, with big foamy head. The aroma is almost absent, a bit breadish. Flat flavor, light caramel, very light apples and yeast (the end of barrel?). Really useless.
cask at JDW edinburgh ... red brown ... no real nose .. light fruity malts ... bitter hop background... plain
leaparsons (10695) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Dark copper with a dense cream head. Aromas are light weetabix malts with cream. Flavours are chocolate and weetabix malts with some lactose. Smooth and fairly sweet with a light bitter finish. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Cask in the cross keys and the new crown. Alround rating: A fairly standard innoffensive bitter, but lacking much exciting. harrisoni (19168) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys, London. The good side of acceptable. Deep attractive russet colour with thin beige head. Not bad, good deep malts, raspberry and sweet cherry. Its alright. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2008
Hinckley Spoons. Deep ruby with a persistent white collar and lace. Cherry stone and red berry aroma. Caramel and marzipan stillness, berry fruit, too much alcohol showing. Vanilla and Custard Cream malty afters. Thin and tired, but just about OK. downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol. Deep amber in colour with an off-white head. fruity malt and earthy hop aroma. Flavour was sweetish, with some caramel and juicy hops, before a decent bitter finish. Good.