FatPhil (16355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
Cask (JDW?)bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Deep red, tiny head. Tea aroma. Lovely fruity ester retronasals. Full palate. Rich roasty malts. Finish has a bitterness both from hops and from roast, and also biscuity malts. Lovely fullsome bitter.
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow. Dark copper with an off white head. Fruitier than name suggests. Not much roast or nutty flavours. A little caramel and toffee with gentle hops. Overall its a very pleasent ale. berkshirejohn (6522) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading.] Chestnut with a thin off-white head; earthy aroma; sweet and malty with roast chestnuts and a dry finish. convex (31) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 17, 2008
cask in nottingham. porter and stout festival. This was the first of the night, was a bit bland, it seemed a bit out of place at the festival. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
at the tap in the village with ethereal. i think it smells of pencil sharpenings(if that is a word) or more formally graphite, and hops (it is a beer after all!). dark cherry wood colour. And hey, i would never have guessed, it tastes of roasted nuts, still a bit metallic but not so much pencil any more. Strage pint it is but not bad.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Cask at the Brewery Tap, Wimbledon Village, 4th March 2008. Rich chestnut brown colour with a strange aroma of hops and graphite (like pencil sharpenings). Hops and malt are well balanced but there’s a metallic note. Light at the front of the mouth and then gets fuller. Ok, but didn’t wow me. cgarvieuk (24792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Cask at bow bar , Edinburgh ... Copper brown , sweet malt nose ... fruity malt bit metalic with a decent balance. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
[email protected]DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
BF. Tastes quite nutty and caramelly. It is quite malty, and initally sweet, but quickly dries in the end, with a nutty dryness. Crystal malt characters are very obvious in this beer.
1. Cask Handpump at the City Arms, Manchester 08/12/2001
Copper mid brown coloured with fruity aroma. Citrus flavours and hops in the finish.
2. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Wombwell 21/12/2002
Mid brown coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Lasting malt finish. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Three Horseshoes, Marlow Bottom. OK, its a brown ale, but I don’t think I would have placed it in that category. A slightly sharp edge to the finish put me in mind of an old ale. Rich, dark ruby colour. There’s certainly some smoky malt and a touch of caramel in the aroma, but also some other elements that I found it difficult to pin down. Having now seen the ingredients list, with the unusual (for the UK anyway) combination of US hop varieties and dark malts, I can perhaps understand why. On the palate, its sharp, malty and bitter at the same time, with a hint of sweetness. Clean hops and touches of licorice too. Very fresh and tasty.