cgarvieuk (24793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2012
cask at sordeer ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft dark malts ... light plum roast ... sweet roast ... mellow malts ... light coffee roast ... very soft and smooth ... very nice tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Firkin at Real Ale. One of the highlights of the day. Pours deep brown with tan head and lacing. Nose of molasses, figs, plums, candi sugar. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 This beer on cask is incredible!
Deep ruby brown hue. Fruity, roasted nose. Small off white head, lots of tiny bubbles. Nice fruitiness first, cherries, vanilla, almond, caramel, medium bodied, earthy, very smooth yet it seems to lose hold in the finish. Kinda thin, but pleasantly bitter which keeps from cloying. A pretty decent brew, if you ask me. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Cask. Large head that disappeared quickly, dark black/brown body, smooth light carbonation. Malt and alcohol aroma. Somewhere between a barleywine and strong ale. Blackberry aroma and flavor, merlot wine flavor as well. Pretty decent. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 19/03/2001
Dark red colour and strong in alcohol. Hint of plum.
2. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 14/05/2001
Fruity with a hint of whisky.
3. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 04/06/2001
Strong and fruity with a whisky finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 30/07/2001
Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity. Whisky finish.
5. Cask Stillage at Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill 01/09/2001 Dark strong and fruity with a warming finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley 10/11/2004
Dark red colour very strong and fruity. Warming slightly dry lasting finish.
JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask Deep amber-brown, small darkish head. Very perfumy, complex esters, wood, vinous nose. Sweet taste, with Swiss chocolate, vinous notes, grapes or other berry mash, plums, and in the background I’d say a whiff of balsamic vinegar. Full bodied, obvious alcoholwarming. One of my all-time favourites. A British cask ale to stand amongs the best Belgian strong ales. Lubiere (13965) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
A clear dark amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a smooth vinous malt with light corky notes, light vanilla and bourbon, nice. In mouth, a rather strange sweet fruity and sour ale with light wild yeast, Brett notes, cork, cherries, interesting. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012. ArwaiyneWarr (9) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
Cask at The Strugglers, Lincoln.
Smells sweet and fruity. Looks good - thick dark head. Tastes good, plum and liquorice and star anise. Almost like a drop of pastis in there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Stuu666 (13631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Cask at the Crystal Palace. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, roasted, taste is similar. Cybercat (5887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Taps translucent chestnut with a thick light tan head. Aroma presents malty and fruity tones with a woody hint. Flavor delivers sweet malt, apple, pear, toasty and caramel tones. Body is fairly firm, fizz is good. Cue the James Bond theme - tee hee. (Hey, I saw "Skyfall" the other day, can’t help it!)