mr_h (6014) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear very dark red (near black), bubbly tan head, roasted malt aroma, sweet dark chocolate flavour, smooth, very easy to drink, nice k0mpsa (3118) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Draught at the harp, london. Nice black color with white head. Aroma of banana and sweetness. Banana and sweetness in taste too. Tasty ale. FatPhil (17167) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
Cask (PBBF2012, Wed) tombyars (1776) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
A touch of cocoa in the aroma, otherwise a classic strong English ale. Dark reddy brown, small head. Soft palate, carbonation low. Caramelly. Not so exciting, but very tasty. Full, sweetish, but very mellow. A tasty strong ale.
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in August 1992. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin white head. Nice malty aroma with mild butterscotch notes present. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with raisins and dates sweet in the mouth. Slight earthy flavour to the bitter aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is sweet and malty with dry roasted nut flavours coming through in the palate. A decent English Strong Ale and reminded me of a strong version of Timothy Taylor Ram Tam! Very hard to find up here in Scotland and not as good as the Adnams namesake! BeerViking (5087) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Deep red brown, demerera and wine on nose, vinous and sweet-souron palate. Good chewy toffee character then a herby bitter-sweet dry finish.
Travlr (26287) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
From notes. Handpump. Clear dark brown, small beige head, medium lacing. Aroma of prunes and dates, Taste is watery, some fruit, but some metal as well. Average. DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
Cask handpull, The Old Green Tree, Bath. Very deep ruby appearing pitch under a tan slick. Slightly meaty burnt aroma with roast beef and Twiglet. Licorice dunked in Bovril; yeast extract and charred wood. Some very beefy undercurrents. Not convinced. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Very dark with a scummy head on top. Caramel in the scent. Quite sweet but has a dry end. Slightly sticky in the mouth. Tastes of caramel and oranges. Quite nice. fonefan (51665) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5. downender (8937) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark fruits - raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 14/10/08. Mahogany coloured with no head and slight carbonation. Aroma of treacle, dark fruits with some earthiness. Flavour was very sweet, with more fruit, almonds and caramel. A rather vinous mouth feel and a short, bitter finish. Ok.