HampshirePhil (241) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
500ml bottle - Pompey Royal is based on the Brickwoods traditional Portsmouth recipe. Dark amber, little white frothy head. Malty, fruity taste. Incredibly enjoyable and wonderful Portsmouth legacy. imdownthepub (14468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with white head. Quite heavy, sweet caramelised malts lead the way with this beer, some doughy bready notes with a toffee apple background. If there are hops they never get through with any distinction. Average. tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thick creamy white head. Milky texture to the smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base with sweet sultanas and syrupy dates. Bitter hop resins give a dry metallic tang in the long aftertaste. Finish is malty with vinous fruit notes of prunes. A decent session bitter. aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 pours amber with an off-white head. aroma is sweet, fruity and caramel. taste is fairly sweet and buttery, with a dry bitter finish. pretty good. Bullit (4581) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, bit of toffee, some fruits. Flavour is caramel malts, bit creamy, toffee, fruits. Fairly bitter finish.
fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
RBESG 2010, cask at Brasserie 4:20Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
Cloudy light amber color; good head. Nice aroma of hops, but also yeast and light green apples; quite British, pleasant. Light body, good caramel flavor, some toffee, evident but pleasant yeast presence; correct bitterness, with a very light lemony touch in the end. Good, yeasty brew.
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a lovely, rich gold with a foamy, white head. Nose of light caramel, some butterscotch. Flavor isn’t very great, some light toffee sweetness (very light) and plenty of drab, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bland finish, some leafy hops, bit of caramel or some kind of none-too-sweet candy, not much else. A little watery. Below average. kwik-lime (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Sweet and malty bitter, hints of biscuit. Not overly complex but goes down easily, good as a session ale. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Kingston Beer Festival on 13 May 2011. Dark amber colour. Loose off-white head. Very fruity aroma. Some initial sweetness on the palate but dries out a bit in the middle. Fruit is quite deep and rich but finishes a bit sweet and low on hop. I remember the old Brickwoods version and, to be honest I always found the original a bit sweet and heavy on caramel for my taste, so I guess this is a fairly faithful reproduction.
sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2011
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Small & creamy lasting off-white head depositing an even lace atop a slightly unclear copper body. Orange and a mid fruit maltiness all over. Bit of toffee on the aroma. Slight spritz on the tongue. P’raps not in the best condition. Slightly tangy & yeasty on the palate. Finished dryish with a marmalade-esque pithy bitterness.