john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Nov 2009 - Dark Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, burnt toffee, nuts, bit smoky. Hoppy; earthy hops. Malty earthy hoppy throughout. Fruity and spicy finish. Very drinkable. (2009-11)
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
6th November 2009tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Spoons Fest. Clear brown beer. Light semi dry palate. Rich nutty malt with an odd banana and bubblegum sweet undertone. Some fruity hop emerges in the mid making this a fully flavoured but somewhat disjointed beer. Lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a creamy thick white head. Strong malty aroma laced with ripe figs. Full creamy texture in the rich mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts gives a moist maltloaf base with sweet flavours of muscovado sugar, molasses and syrupy dates. Nice spicy hop flavour in the brief bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with a creamy vanilla laced oak cask note and dry currants. Cracking example of a traditional Old Ale and very moreish. Highly recommended. cgarvieuk (25739) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2010
Cask at JDW ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee fruits nose... big soft toffee malt... big hop back ground ... DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 08/11/2009
Malt and hop aromas. Copper golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry peppery finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Rich amber coloured with a reasonable beige head. Good toffee notes, almost cinder toffee with plenty of tasty fruity bits too. Pleasnant bitterness in the finish. Another well made beer from Oakleaf.
Cask in the alfread herring. Alround rating: Toffee and honey malt, fairly floral with a blackcurrent note, bittersweet at times. Its alright but not great. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Ruislip Mannor. Dark amber with an off white head. Malty with late balancing english hops. Decent. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in ’Spoons BF ’09. Amber with a small white head. Faint sweet malt aroma with a hint of sweatiness. Very sweet taste, almost cloying. Slight bitterness to finish. Maybe a hint of apple peel. Pretty good. SilkTork (5806) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
JDW Rochester. Burnt toast. Bitterness and sweetness combined in a heady rush. Lip-smackingly lovely.