SilkTork (5691) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 May, 2003. Cask, The Shovels, Blackpool. This is the Wolf Brewery’s most famous offering so I was pleased to find it. Everyone in my group loved it - it was the best beer in the pub, and the 2nd best of the Blackpool Rocks weekend. The colour is chesnut, rather like the tea served in Eygpt. The Northern style of smooth frothy head sat on it quite attractively. The aroma moved from blackberries across to prune then settled on sultanas. This is a full flavoured brew with a good tannic quality leaving the mouth dry around the edges. Tobacco and smoke are present, plus lots of dark orange fruit nicely balanced by dry, spicey hops. Hints of grapefruit creep in during the finish, but it ends with a dose of pepper. Yummy! [3.7]
June, 2005.Catford Beer Fest. Old and flavoursome strawberry jam. [4.0]
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a large off white head. Rather a wonderful sweet burnt caramel aroma. Sweet, nutty malt taste and decent bitterness to follow. Liked this a lot.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear copper with finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Dried fig, raisin, toffee, golden syrup, caramel,subtle marzipan.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering fairly dry, bitter sweet, caramel/toffee, burnt malts, dried fruit finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Ornately lacy mahogany pour with a well-retained creamy beige head. Richly malty, buttery caramel snout with an inviting whiff of barrel. Creamily chocolatey, walnutty and wholemeal-flavoured with a punch of biiterly roasty malt and peppery hops in the finish. Deep, silky and luxurious.
BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD end of Aug 2013. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 20 Jun 2013.
No sediment left the bottle: A beige creamy head sat on top of a brown body with a red hue to it.
Sweet malty nose and taste: caramel with nuts. Balanced by some fairly bitter hops towards the end of each sip.
Good body depth, rich and full of malty flavours: a very good beer from a brewery that always seems to impress me.
Gary (1972) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask. I forget where .I forget when. I forget who I was with...but my notes praise this dark ESB.
I remember now, a pub while spending a day or 2 in Kent this week...I forget the pubs name . A robust ,rich beer. The beer drinks down feeling stronger than 4.8 % alcohol....and that is a fun illustion . As this beer is pretty heafty ,its maltiness is powerful. Treacly caramel.I dig that most of the time.A little burnt on the palate.Tepid and flavoursome .
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, strawberry. Malt. Smooth.
Taste: Very nice malt. Some fruit and berries. Slight bitterness in aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/4-2011, 213/300
tombyars (1665) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in cracking condition in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in February 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thick buff head. Smokey roast malt in the long aroma and creamy mouthfeel. Good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with a slight toffee edge in the mouth. Dry hop note in the aftertaste along with oak wood tannins. Robust malt returns in the sweet smokey finish. An excellent session ale and my favourite so far from the Wolf portfolio.
planky84 (3094) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ’Good Taste Food and Drink’ , Crystal Palace. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Caramel, toffee, raisin and pear aroma. Toffee, caramel flavour. Bitter-sweet finish.
Martin243 (1117) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 at The Tilley Stone Gateshead. I think it needwed a bit longer to settle, as it was a bit Hazy. Chestnut Brown with a thin off white headCaramel aroma. Caramel flavour with dark nutty chocolate. Smooth creamy palate, I look forward to another when it’s settled a bit more.