BeardedAvenger (795) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask at Fulflood Arms, Winchester. A floral and hay aroma, something fruity and banana-esque. Medium amber, slightly hazy - but that may have just been the glass! Thick but blotchy head. Sweet to bitter in the finish. Malty. Caramel. Hoppy finish. Medium bodied, Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Long finish, Reasonable but nothing special. tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in April 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear garnet in colour with a thin white head. Yeasty bread dough notes present in the lingering aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit much in evidence. Slight dusty citrus flavours to the hop resins in the bitter earthy aftertaste. Finish is malty with metallic raisin fruit present in the mouth. A decent Irish Red Ale in style and well recommended. BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
This review is of three hand pulled pints (late Feb 2012) taken in one of the worst Wetherspoons pubs I’ve ever been too. Luckily the beer quality was OK, even if the bar and clientele were a little on the rough side.
Dull Irish red beer in the colour stakes; the body being clear but not bright. A good white head of foaming bubbles sat above the beer on every pour.
The smells were mostly of biscuit malts with some yeast presence also.
The taste was of over cooked biscuits and roasted nuts, almost sweet initially, but a mild hop bitterness arrives to calm everything down and give the beer a well balanced feel.
Not exactly full bodied, but it did carry the flavours without feeling watery or weak in the mouth feel: easy to drink and one of the better beers I’ve had from this brewery.
Fin (10542) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Cask, handpump at The White Horse, Banbury, Oxon 05.03.12 Pours dark brown, clear as a bell, off white head. Quite rich and maltiness at the forefront, touch of gritty, powdery cocoa, some digestive biscuit, middling bitterness, nice beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3 SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
JDW, Rochester. Dark amber with some chocolate malt notes. Few hops - could perhaps be more hopped. OK.
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Not a typical bitter but quite nice. Dark gold with cream head. Aroma of malt and berries. Taste is light malt with subtle hops that linger. justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask at The Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a glorious dark copper with a thin but sustained off-white head. Clean light biscuity maltiness in the aroma. Thin and light, this beer skips over the palate with a watery but clean malt taste. This is a refreshing and pleasingly delicate beer with the merest hint of bitterness. As it develops there is a little cream-soda flavour which thins out to leave a little rich tea biscuit aftertaste, but this quickly fades. Wonderful. Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask at The Archibald Simpson, JDW, Aberdeen. Pours clear russet with a creamy, off-white head. Soft, lightly toasted malt aroma with hints of ripe fruits and berries. Lightly sweet flavor, semi-dark fruits, some grassy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dry, fairly bitter finish, with further berries and grapes. Lasting bitter wood and grass. Very drinkable. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Cask handpull at The County Hotel, Ashford. Deep brown coloour with lasting beige head. Rather a lovely bitter. Some dry brown malt. Not too hoppy, Touch of bitterness on finish. Bit watery in mouth I guess, maybe the condition and no fault of the beer. Very decent bitter though. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Red Well Wellingborough. An old fashioned brown coloured beer with a loose white head. A sweetish bitter. Fruity with red berry notes and decent hop levels. Not overstated, just pleasantly palateable.