joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of malt, the taste is medium bitterness and fruity with a dry bitter finish. AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle from Rheged.
Appearance - deep amber to brown. Red chinks.
Nose - strawberry, but mostly toffee.
Taste - mostly toffee again. Subtle shortbread underneath but toffee dominant.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long tangy though quite sweet finish
Overall - rich but I’d like a bit of biscuit bitterness. gegwilson (3800) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Cask in the Dog & Gun, Keswick. Amber with a cream head. Malty aroma. Fruity malt flavour. OK. mr_h (5946) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear amber brown, very thin off-white head, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, thin film of lacing, sweet, chocolate malty flavour, nice malty finish.
Cask (4.8%; as Keswick KSB), 1/2 pint by hand-pump at The Fat Gadgie, Carlisle on 3 Nov 2017: toffee, fruity aroma and flavour, amber brown with a good creamy head and no lacing, creamy, smooth, good carbonation. (7 3 7 3 14) PaulW (107) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from the Lakes. A style that has almost seemed to have died out in recent trends. The beer pours a dark Seville Orange Marmalade colour. Lightly carbonated, the beer smells of dark berries and chocolate. This fruit/chocolate theme continues on the first taste. The balance is good, and body lighter than you might think. It tastes juicy and summery on one hand, but warming and autumnal on the other. Nice and, now, just a little bit old fashioned.
downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
On gravity at Bristol beef festival, 16/3/2013. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, with chocolate powder and caramel, nutty malts and a slight savoury edge of green herbs, leading to a lingering, bitter finish. Good. mike_77 (7089) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Very smooth and easy to drink. Aroma has plenty of toasty malt and the flavour also adds a chocolately finish. thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. [thanks Søren]pivnizub (10811) - Bochum, Porï¿½Å™ï¿½, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2010
Pours nice red-brown with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has malts, caramel, light toasted notes and a hint of cocoa. Medium carbonation, a bit watery and thin. Flavour is sweet, malty. Not much else going on... quite weak actually.
Cask (@ Dog & Gun, Keswick): Clear, amber coloured, creamy off-white head; toffees in the sweetish malty and roasty nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering malty-bitter finish. Just good..... leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Cask, Leicester Fest 10. Copper with a bubbly foam. Aromas re weetabix, cookies and chocolate with some nutty and citrus notes. Flavours are sweet weetabix malts with chocolate and some nuttiness. Dry, earthy hops towards the finish with a peppery aftertaste. OK.