niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
On cask at The White Star, Stoke. Pours dark copper with off white head. Smoke, caramel, oily mouthfeel. Very good, only slight criticism is it’s probably slightly too sticky. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2010
Cask at Bricklayers Arms, Luton. Dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma. Chocolate, caramel and fruit flavours. Impresses in the mouth. gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
Pours just the light side of a brown ale, small white head. Taste is quite sweet balanced, caramel and some citrus fruit flavours, with a moderately bitter finish. Decent enough. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2008
Cask, The Swan on the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden brown with red and a cream head. Aromas are biscuit malts with some roast aspects. Fruity with some sweet weetabix. Flavours are malty with bitter pine. Earthy and prickly towards the finish. Bitter on the aftertaste. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
A Sim rate (cask at St Aldates Tavern): Sweet, malty aroma with apple and pear. Bland, but bitter flavour. Watery palate. OK, but not great.
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008
[email protected]Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown beer with a roasted and malty aroma. The flavour is malty, strongly roasted and bitter. Overall an average beer.
Cask, St. Aldates Tavern, Oxford RB crawl. Yellow/brown, airy off-white head. Almond pastry aroma, some plum and a little toasted chocolate. Dry plum skin fruit and light caramel flavor. Fresh balanced hops. Nice addition to the White Horse range. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Cask handpull, St Aldates, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. First beer of the day, and what a great way to start. Chestnut colour with thin beige head. Decent bitter with nice hop. Some syrupy malt, nutty flavours. Decent bitterness on finish. Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask conditioned at St Aldates Tavern, Oxford on the Ratebeerian day around Oxford 09-02-08 Brown in colour, in fact quite darkish brown with a thin white head, some fruit on the nose leading to quite a fruity and tasty bitter, good bitterness throughout with quite a nice tang finishes quite sweet and malty. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The aroma is dry and smokey whereas the taste has some light roast and hints of chocolate. Decent enough.Score 3.2
Subsequent rating also scored 3.2