The_Osprey (9670) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, handpull, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Kingstone 1503 Tudor Ale', 4.8%. The pump clip is not as impressive as the olde worlde looking bottles. Pours a dark amber orange, almost brown, translucent and still with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is buttered toast, brown bread, varnished wood. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is smooth bready malts, twiggy, brown bread, sugary, resinous finish. A fairly robust malty beer. Quite good. (6-4-7-4-14=3.5) Grumbo (4255) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2017. Pours ruby brown with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, dark fruit, chocolate and nut. Medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Full bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. A tasty ale. Beese (3289) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. An interesting beer, for sure. Very meaty aroma, and Oxo in the flavour. Slight sourness at the end (intentional). Not sure it's one to have a lot of, but nice in small measures. harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2017. Dark brown colour lasting beige head. Malty aroma malty flavour. Very light sourness. Really good malt though. WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy mid-dark amber with a frothy pale amber head. Curious coffee and aged wood aroma, with the familiar scent of well-worn leather pub chairs. Slightly watery mouthfeel, with flavours of weak red berries and stale coffee. Moderate.
Tradpint (13) - Amersham, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Bottled (and bottle conditoned) but served over the bar at St Briavel’s Castle youth hostel. (BTW, you have to ask for one that’s not had the life frozen out of it in their fridge!)Extremely rich and filling, slightly remniscient of the old bottle-conditioned Guinness. Rich and caramelly - Lovely aftertaste. Not really a beer to have with food. An enjoyable experience ashleywakeling (3) - Swansea, WALES - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
Pours medium dark brown from the cask with hardly any head. Floral hoppy notes with strong dark chocolate, cereals and toasty flavours, yet light finish. minutemat (6226) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle shared with blackhaddock on a train replacement bus to the first Midlands Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a surprisingly flavoursome mix of vivid malts and plump dark fruits. Some nice coffee cake and chocolate emerging with subsequent sips. Very nice indeed. BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 23 Oct 2014. Shared with minutemat on a bus, 24 Aug 2014, cheers Mat.
Pours red to dark brown with a a slight haze to Mat’s half of the bottle, my half was clear. I really enjoyed it, the aroma was a mix of malty esters, bread, biscuits and chocolate being the main smells I got. There was also a mild old and smoked feel to the whole beer, more so in the taste than the nose though. Coffee hints arrived as the beer warmed in the glass and I thought the beer was interesting and tasty. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Nutty, coffee notes on the nose with a touch of figgy, fruity sweetness. The flavour builds on the nose with some vineousness, some bittersweet malt and a strong, dry finish. Pleasant.