YantarCoast (1431) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 7, 2017 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 30/10/12. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Piney hops in the nose. Similar in the mouth with a sweet smoky edge from the malts. This has interesting complexity. The sweetness is fine but the woody smoky edge is a little odd. I think I like it though.
500ml bottle. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is hops, chocolate, malt. Taste is caramel, citrus, malt, slight toastedness. Heidbummer (732) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Pint at Tap on the Line. Pours russet / amber. Soft nose of toast and caramel. More of that on the taste, with something earthy in the back. A little thin, and not much head, and needed.to be slightly better carbonated for me. Decent nonetheless. Grumbo (3456) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Cask at The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich, Winter Beer Festival 2016. Pours chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, fruit, light chocolate notes. Average sweetness and bitterness. BeerNinjaUK (478) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating. Pint at Hare and Hounds, Newbury last winter. Pours rich coppery brown with bubbly off-white head. Aroma malty caramel with some spiciness and burnt wood. Soft carbonation. CraftBeerNick (2657) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle at friends, 6th May 16. Pours dark brown, not much head. Aroma is caramel, metallic. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark malts. Fruity, OK
Mr_Pink_152 (5246) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle from Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln. Coppery red colour with a thick white head. Aroma sweet malts and fruit. Taste sweet with a long bitter fruity finish. Cimbasso (927) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Sampled on draught at JPW's Mossy Well. Dark amber colour and sweet aroma. Taste of treacle and stewed fruit with a mildly bitter finish. Hints of dark chocolate. A pleasant, fruity pint. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Cask at Greyhound. Hartshill. Pours ruby with an off white head. Plenty of berries, stewed apple, some toffee, light spice. Decent. ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Cask @ Castle Hotel, Manchester. Copper-red with a small head. Has a good mix of earthy-sweet malts and hops, with certainly a few more of the former. There’s lots of sweetness with very palatable berry-fruits throughout its character. jjsint (3316) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Hand pull cask at Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn. Amber/brown, completely flat. Crystal malt, sour cherry, grass aroma with a hint of pine. Sweet taste that allows the fruity hop to shine. Long sweet lip-smacking finish. Despite the flat body, this has a lovely, full, syrupy mouthfeel. Suggestion of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Very tasty.