BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Poppy Otter: cask pint in The White Hart, Shifnal Shropshire on 16th Nov 2016. Deep amber pour, full white head that gave some good lacing. Malts to the fore here, but the finish is fairly bitter. A woody flavoured brew with enough going on to keep you interested until the last drop. undercurrent25 (2144) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
As Poppy Otter. Pours an amber brown colour. Taste is quite malty and biscuity tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 6th January 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma with a subtle hint of dark fruit. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a moist maltloaf base with a sweet flavour of raisin fruit. Damp earthy hop resins give a light bitter aftertaste which is rather short in the mouth. Finish is malty with dry currants and oak cask notes present in the palate. Easy to drink despite the 5% ABV. A decent ESB. hohops (998) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Appearance is amber and clear, lots of bubbles rising, with a large, thick white head. Aroma- hops, caramel malt, sweet bread, nutty hints. Taste- fruity hops, which bring some bitterness, balanced against sweet caramel and toffee malt. Quite a thin mouthfeel, with a short finish. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Cask at Crossways Inn, West Huntspill. Pours chocolate brown with an off white head. Quite sweet, some spice, choc. Ok.
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2015 Total Score: 3.2
Cask at Victoria Lounge Bar, Hanley. Pours copper with an off white head. Quite malty, bitter hop, dencent enough ESB.
Gravity, The Mortar and Pestle, Hinckley, 08/12/15. Hammering the table football with Pops MacDrunkeasy. Decent rounded bitter with soft sesame and berry fruit dusted with enigmatic spice. Complexity and balance: proper beer at last. Nose of praline, nuts and berries. Deep red gold with slick head and condition. Nice.
liquidbread86 (171) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2010 Total Score: 3.4
1) Beers of Advent day 8. Bottle chilled in the snow, as last night. Good yeasty aroma a bit like banoffee pie, with some oily hop presence. Pours out pale, brilliant ruby with a beige swirl of head. Crisp, solid bitter with caramel, mulled apple yeastiness, hints of redcurrant, chalk, nut husk and a malted milk biscuit aftertaste. Finishes hop dry with an underplayed fruitiness that reminds me of an alt. Like it.
2) Spoons, Hinckley, 15/12/11. Deep chestnut with a slim, well behaved cream lid. Walnut, polished wood and chocolate aroma. Fine, full bodied and slippery with notes of praline, walnut, dried figgy fruit, a hint of orange and a lingering, husky, cocoa-dusted malt finish. Milk choc Hobnob afters. Rich and heady- couldn’t session it. Festive stuff. 637414.
Hand pulled. Looks like it’ll be a little creamy, but falls flat. Bitter with little in the way of aroma. tommann (3758) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Cask at the William Shenstone, Halesowen. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate. Taste has milk chocolate to start and a bitter chocolate and bready finish. Rune (12814) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
Cask at Crosse Keys (JDW) in London, shared with Finn. Spotty lacing from a tiny beige head. Deep mahogany coloured body. Spiced aroma including ginger and cinnamon. Mid-sweet malty taste added by ginger and cinnamon. Mid-sweet ending. Okay, not more, too much of the spicy stuff (30.11.2015). Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra cask på Crosse Keys Bank 30 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Veldig mørkebrun. Kun skum langs glasset. Beskjeden krydderaroma. Litt ingefær & kardemomme. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken blandet krydder. Mest ingefær. Uvariert.