Grumbo (3754) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017 bdunhill (255) - Brussels, - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a nutty wine like aroma and an amber red color with a perfect white and frothy head this Strong English Ale has so many unique attributes that you can’t even define it. The taste is smooth to the tongue like a dry wine and yet has an abrupt palate that leaves you craving for more. It is simple but yet complementary to most any meal that you could imagine. Its an ale that the English should be proud of and make more of!
Cask at the Golf, Foxhall Road, Ipswich. Backlog rating from historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. GuideDogSaint (1718) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2017
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours ruby with a white head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Sweet taste and finish. PeatyPete (1112) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 It seem that this tap version is better than the botteld one. Nice. Meaby better becaus of the place it's served. gavfranc (2) - - JUL 30, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 A pint of memories and pleasure in a glass. Rewards the curious drinker with a complex fruity and full bodied character. Enjoy at its best by visiting the White Bear, Masham. Smithld1 (309) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Grand old drop when you’ve had a hard day pacing around the dales. Malty, sticky and a little punchy.
thepatrickman (1452) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Many, many pints in pubs over the years. This is an excellent pint of beer -- it’s got a lot of malt complexity, all of which comes out particularly well on cask, as well as some earthy and spicy hop flavor from the English fuggles. Definitely worth ordering if you see it on cask. Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at praf 2017. Pours deep ruby, nose is caramel, berries, oak, raisin, taste is sweet, sticky toffee, fruity, dry finish. theprof (1135) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Cask. Aroma fruit and caramel malt. Pours chestnut with thin lace top. Frankly in my youth this tasted completely differently. I would smile as soon as I saw it was on. Now it has dark fruit, liquorice and a slightly soapy finish whereas once it was Christmas pudding in a glass. Maybe I have aged better? rodbod (418) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
From a wooden cask at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. This is such an interesting beer, and very different from what is bottled. The aroma is rich and malty, but also sharp, with a very fine sour note. The taste matches this accurately. Barrel ageing has added so much to the complexity: it’s malty and rounded, but also has the sharp tang of secondary fermentation. I suppose the downside of using wooden barrels is their variability. I tried this beer at the Paisley Beer Festival last year and it was very disappointing, whereas this glass was most excellent. tommann (3897) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Cask at the Black Horse, Brierley Hill. Pours dark reddy brown with a large head. Aroma is sour raisin and caramel. Taste is raisin and caramel with some sour wood.