cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Cask at Cloisters ... copper ... ctreamy off white head ... toffee malt nose ... soft smooth grassy bitter hop ... with a little caramel. ladnewton (1963) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2009
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, on Friday 5th June 2009. Reddish-brown, crystal clear with an initially fizzy off-white head. Biscuit aroma with some notes of floral hop and clove spice. Slight nuttiness in the kick in which the aforesaid biscuit and clove notes are brought to the tongue; slightly creamy - yet easy drinking mouthfeel. I found the beer to be very pleasant and flavoursome, and with red ales not tending to be my favourites, I was impressed. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Cask, Burton Summer Fest 08. Brown gold and dull with a small head. Aromas are toffee, tea and sugar with honey and some citrus. Flavours are dry and earthy with Vimto fruitiness. Citrus with sweet toffee. OK. Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask @ The Bear, Camberwell, London. Brown / copper colour with small head. Aroma is malty / light. Taste is a little thin and seems to lack something. There is some sweetness too. Not a fan but its decent enough. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 1   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A bit thin and not the most drinkable, but generous in biscuity nuances.
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Brown with a small white head. Burnt dough aroma. Delightful sweet, dark, bready malty taste with a faint ashiness. Bit like a date loaf. Lingering bitterness made this a cracker. 2.9.10. Same location Not quite so impressive this time. Toast and straw aroma. Sourness and background malt in the taste. Rated:6,4,6,4,11:3.1 MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
A Mes rate:
Gravicask up the Junction. Copper / amber colour. Caramel and maybe a little diacetyl in the aroma. Malty toffee flavour. Watery palate. So so. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Dun Cow, Hornton, Oxon. Amber red beer with slight head. Smooth creamy beer, highly and sweetly malted, few hops, but reasonable enough. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London.chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Deep amber/ruby coloured body, speckled head. Malt dominated, tending to the sweeter palate. Lacks a bit a of length and bite.
Cask (handpump) at The Star Inn, Bath, April 2006. Certainly ruby (and a rather handsome shade at that), but not particularly rich to my taste. Mainly malty, and on the sweet side. Not enough balancing hop presence for my taste. Competent, but really my thing.