imdownthepub (14983) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016 FaithHealer1 (358) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Friends of Ham. Pours a murky brown, finger of head. Aroma is good: dark malts, red/dark fruits, a bit of perfume, nicely underplayed vanilla whisky-ness. Taste is good too: dark malts, nice vanilla, some dark fruits. A fair but more bitter than the aroma would suggest. Not too bad, but I’d rather have a Bristol Vintage.
Keg at The University Club, Oxford. Reddish amber with white head. There is a sweet toffee, caramel start to this, quite malty with a flowery, hopped fruitiness. Quite fresh with an orange type flavour. Pretty reasonable. Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 8, 2016
cask at the york tapevergreen0199 (3441) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
wow this is fantastic on cask, full bodied moderate carbonation, fruity, chocolate, light tartness, rich, complex, deep ruby brown with dense beige head
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. A dark red/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, fruity, slight sweetness. Nice enough but not much happening in this one. allmyvinyl (10838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours dark red-brown, thin bubbly white head. Aromas of brown malt, herbal hops. Light sweet taste. Stuu666 (14201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is light apple, caramel, taste is thin,sweet toffee, light apple.
downender (8729) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Small Bar, Bristol 12/3/2014. Dark, reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Chocolate, a touch of caramel and some orange peel before a gentle finish with a hint of lactose tang. Good. MrTipple (5501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma: toffee, roasted malts. Appearance: brown, small beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus flavours quite pronounced, caramel sweets again. Overall: very nice Old Ale - flavours are well balanced and interesting. Pint at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London. Theydon_Bois (20190) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 13/01/14.
Lightly hazed dark amber/light brown with a moderately appointed beige head that retains well - a little light in colouration for style.
Nose is earthy cocoa, light roast, dark malts, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises light roast, dark berry fruit twang, brown sugars, cocoa powder, hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry closure.
Ok porter, drinkable affair, not too much going on though, especially for 7% ABV! ladnewton (2002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Keg tap at cbc, London on 27th March 2013. Deep brown with thin decaying foam ring. Sweetish malty aroma. Richly malty in mouth with plenty of roastiness. Citric hop plays a prominent role. Tangy finish with citric hop leading the flavours. Zingy mouthfeel and suprisingly light, easy drinking texture. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 16, 2013
Keg at CPK, London. It pours deep ruby/ brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is roasty and coffee with funk and a tad winey. Taste is fresh and slightly bitter. Big coffee been notes alongside to prunes, caramel and red wine. Slight funk. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Good stuff.