ralphdot (1095) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
wetherspoons, York, amber colour with a good head, toffee malt aroma and taste. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Deep dark ruby / copper colour with a lasting beige head and a fair bit of lace. Big roasted malt on the nose with a pronounced smoky note and some strong dried fruit. The flavour is similar but the dried fruit falls more into the background and the smoked malty notes come right to the front. Lovely hints of biscuit and burnt toast too. Beautifully balanced finish with a good lick of fruity hops pitching it right down the middle. Nice dry mouthfeel. This is good stuff. I must also point out what great condition this is in. Things have improved dramatically here in recent weeks...
dark maple red in colour, nose is fruity with a nutty character.really nice malty flavour carries through although i felt it could be more hoppy. cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at cloisters edinburgh ...copper pinky red ... little sweet malt ... dry dry fruity hop ... hint of raspberry ... quite bitter. Fin (11070) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2008
Cask at The Regal, JDW, Cambridge, 11-10-08 Pours distinctive red/amber with creamy white head. Light almost with almost a smokiness, nuts come through, some burnt caramel, nice beer.
berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2008
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Reddish amber with a thin off-white head; aroma of malt and toffee; sweet and malty flavours with chestnut and toffee. Really drinkable despite the sweetness. Svesse (8982) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 22 July 2011) Dark red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel and orange peel. Malty taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, orange peel and a balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with some caramel sweetness. Quite nice. Theydon_Bois (21516) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap - 10/04/12.
Amber/red in colour with a decent sized beige head.
Sweet malt nose.
Tastes of caramel malt, fruit and a little hop.
Medium bodied with a dry finish. yespr (48968) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
From cask at Cloisters. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Caramel, a bit of chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Smooth malty flavoured with a dry roasted caramel note. Light breadish finish yet with a distinct bitterness coming through. madmitch76 (26467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
11th April 2012
On tap at the Euston Tap. Clear dark red - amber beer. Thin white head. Light dry smooth palate, semi dry. Sweetish red berry fruits! Which is fine except there ain’t much else going on - could almost pass for a fruit beer. Odd! Semi dry finish. Drinkable.