Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017 detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint, Duke of Cambridge N1. Dark amber colour with a reddish tint. Robust flavours of hops and lemon with a strong grassy element. Very drinkable, with a lighter than expected palate.
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle. Red in colour. Very earthy taste. Hoppy; earthy & grassy hops. Fruity. Malty; grainy malts, caramel. Strong fully flavoured taste. Too strong for my taste. Didn’t like it! (2008)
BlackHaddock (7674) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
500ml Bottle conditioned: a present from my son, the last of four beers from this brewery he gave me earlier this year. Gusher, all over the bloody place, still pouring it’s self all over the draining board even as I write this, some foam got into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 25th Nov 2015. Murky brown with a red hue to the body, the foam a tanned fountain of bubbles. Malty and fairly sweet, a slight bittering in the finish. I might have liked this if it hadn’t erupted all over the dining room tablecloth, making me leap up and rush into the kitchen to drink what was left. leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Rusty copper with a cream foam. Aromas are earthy with red berries and wine barrel. Toffee with herbal notes and spices. Some background orange with pine. Flavours are toffee and grapefruit with raspberry. Pithy and dry with earthy notes. A nice fruity ESB. essexcalf (171) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Ruby red, not quite clear. Patchy, light, off-white head. V Light carbonation. Light roasty aroma, with brandy and winey sweetness, fruity alcohol and a bit of vanilla and coke? But the aroma is not very strong, overall. Taste is caramel sweetness, dark fruits, some slight choc and light roast. OK body, but could maybe be a little heavier/fuller. Dry, lingering bitterness; would be nice to have more of the sweet fruity flavours left on the palate. Fairly nice, malty red ale, but the hops are fairly uninteresting and understated. Bit too sweet for the amount of flavour it has.
thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
A - fruity with roasted coffee and chocolate
A - reddish-gold with thin head
T - light sweet with roasted bitter
P - mid
O - ok CH-303 (2362) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Appearance: Chestnut brown, some red. Clear. Enormous amounts of creamy, off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, metallic. Some fruit.
Taste: Malt, bitterness. Some fruit, lemon? Standard - slightly disappointed.
Info: 500ml bottle, 25/8-2011 Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle at home shared with Lyoli. Cloudy amber pour with a weak, white head. Strong caramel and toffee notes in the aroma. Interesting flavor, pretty sweet, bready, nutty, some prunes maybe, and leafy bitters. Medium in body with average, fizzy carbonation. Finish is kinda weird too. Not bad, but has some uncommon characteristics. More bread and nuts with some fruits and caramel. Decent. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
11th October 2007 FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2010
Warning! Early amateur rating! Reddish brown ale. A bit monotone! Dry and crisp. Fairly bitter finish. Improved a little by pouring some of the sediment in but overall an average beer.
500ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
5 Sweetish malty aroma
3 Deepish copper
5 Subdued dull malty taste, only slightly sweet once swirled.
3 Needed swirling to soften the palate
10 Not unpleasant, but desperately boring.