john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Reddish-Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Fruity; berry fruits. Syrupy. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Dryish finish. Drinkable. (2012-10-27) 20107589 (748) - randers, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Pour Brown red without a head, bread aroma taste light bitter light sweet . Lively carbonation Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 Oct 2012. Poured a clear amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of sweet malt, berries and SN, plastic-like yeast. Caramel and bread in the flavour, with some dried fruit. Finish was honey, resin and grass. SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW, Portsmouth. Sweetish with some crystal malt notes and a lingering bitterness. OK, but a bit too much like an average Autumn ale. Sigmundflower (9) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Ottima rossa asciutta gradevole. Schiuma delicata e poco presente. Si beve bene e non stanca.
downender (8729) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Deep copper in colour with a tight, off-white head. Sweet, berry fruits, powdered chocolate and toffee, leading to a yeasty, bitter finish. Ok. Finn (7836) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Knights Templar, Chancery Lane 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Mørk gylden. Lavt skum. Lite aroma. Smaken treaktig. Selje. Syrlig bitterhet etter hvert. Under pari. ManVsBeer (10800) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Complex ale with a sweet malt aroma and mixed malty roasts in a sweet tasting red tinted ale. tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Very slight note of chewy caramel in the short nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malt base leads to a maltloaf flavour laced with syrupy dates and soft creamy caramel really evident here. This reminds me of a strong version of Caley 80/? definte notes of Scottish export in this. Slight porickle of dusty hop resins present but short in intensity though. Finish is very malty with toffee/butterscotch sweetness coming through in the mouth. This is a really easy session ESB to drink but beware of the ABV though. Well recommended. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Soggy, pleasant, cake-like red-bronze affair speckled with lace. Berries, caramel, some red apple aroma. That dank aniseed and toffee hit again. OK but leaning too close to GK/Bateman’s territory and not worth the units.