Grumbo (2848) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle, rating from backlog notes. Poured amber/brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, light hop, lightly roasted. Moderate sweetness and medium bitter. Light to medium body, slightly watery texture, soft carbonation. Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Reddish copper in colour with a large off white head. Aroma of malt with a hint of coffee. Tasted of malt mixed with chocolate. Quite nice. BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
500 ml Brown bottle, with a picture of the two brewers on the label (being silly). The beer was poured slowly into pint vase shaped glass (Old Speckled Hen, badged). Reviewed on its best before date of 14 Dec 2010.
Dull, slightly hazy amber/brunette in colour, plenty of carbonisation rising up to the smooth white foaming head.
Good hop aroma, some yeast esters in there too. Biscuity malt smells add to the mix nicely.
The taste is a pleasant blend of the smell ingrediants, mid-malty sweetness balanced well with the bittering hop elements to produce a very good beer that is easy to drink and enjoy.
If I was being picky, then it was a tat over carbonated, but otherwise a fine example of an English Beer.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head. A jammy perfumed bready malty slightly sickly aroma. Fruity and malty in the mouth. A bit woody. Chewy. Seems to want to be full bodied but there is too much going on and there are odd flavours. Will never be a classic. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 20/04/2010
Hoppy aroma. Some carbonation. Amber mid brown coloured and hoppy with a dry and nutty malt finish.
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
Sweet molasses aroma. Mahogany with lasting medium head. Flavour is sweet caramel, malt and hops. Thin body. Sligthly bitter finish with some PVC. Nothing special. stouby (4653) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2009
Cask at The Kenilworth.
Brown with a white head, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body. Fine. EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Cask from the Friendship, Fallowfield. Rich brown colour with a decent, retained white head. Sweet malty aroma, sweet flavour with rich dried fruit overtones and a pleasant touch of bitterness in the finish. Medium palate. Very enjoyable. Hard to believe Marston’s had anything to do with this. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2009
Dark amber brown with a white head. Some malt in the aroma. Taste had some fruity sourness. Mid bitter finish. I found this a bit average and anonymous. Nothing to write home about. berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 50cl bottle from Tesco, Milton, Cambridge. Chestnut with a ring of white head; sweet, spicy and malty aroma; sweet with a citrus boost and biscuity malts; creamy finish. Very pleasant.