Jonb5 (520) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint, one little finger head. Mahogany colour. Strong smell of roasted coffee and malts. Tasted woody with some coffee. Smooth enough. Decent pint but not one to seek out again.
beerme31 (672) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber full tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet. Full body, soft carbonation, light bitter in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Overall quite enjoyable.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Bennets. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and yeast. Similar flavours with a mildly oily mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation and light CO2 prickle. OK but a bit boring.
rubbishystuff (2404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Red Lion. Very smooth beer much like the bottle version but a little disappointing on cask. Some what watery. Serving: Cask
ken1 (1855) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in London. A nice hobby beer, with a good colour, and good head. Nice rounded beer.
BeerManic (21) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep ruby red ale with a creamy off-white lasting head. Looks pretty good in a glass. Malt dominated nose, with little in the way of hop character. Nice enough, but not enough interest.
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep red amber colour with a thin white head. slight aroma of yeast and a bit of malt. not as thick in the mouth as i’d expected. and almost overpowered by the sweetness of the fruit
jvhemert (383) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
AROMA: chocolate, caramel, hint of licorice, roasty
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head
TASTE: medium sweetness, lightly bitter
PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation
OVERALL: aromas are quite faint and the thin palate makes this beer miss the mark.
JorgeLee (1924) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 On tap at King’s Head W2. Deep colour with red-purple tinge in the depths. Smooth, fruity and malty on the palate with a hint of bitterness cutting through into the not overly long finish. Pleasant dark bitter.
Re-rate in Elephant and Castle W8. Review stands but score was a bit miserly, upgraded slightly.
sftan (22) - - SEP 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, roasty, leather, mahogany brown, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, slight bitter, astringent,