edsspoon (892) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red with a thin off white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet malts, chocolate and hops and floral notes. Taste is slightly fruity, with caramel and chocolate. Medium bitterness at the end with some toastiness and grassy hops. Slightly sweet. No carb, medium body. I found the bottled somewhat watery but probably nicer.
wiedrzensky (879) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Ruby red with medium white head. Spicy, intensive aroma of caramel malts. First sip is mild, light bitterness slowly apears after few seconds, light, fruity sweet in the end. Dry, light body, flat carbonation. Decent.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has a really interesting aroma. It smells much like an ale but there is something different which I canít out my finger on. It had a malty flavor and finishes clean.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, Iím so amazed and happy that I get to rate this as a cask brew as well as a bottle... because the beer was overpoweringly better when fresh and from a tap, rather than shook up and imported and aged in clear glass bottles. Delicious, licorice notes? Herbs work well, whatever they are. Deep ruby-black color. Very impressive pint. Had this at the Hobgoblin in Canterbury, England. Apparently almost all the High St. pubs there serve patron beers from the pubís patron brewer. A bit strange. This pub was old style, rustic shoddy tables, etc., but with a bit of a hipster leather-jacket crowd. Nice as well.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Kittys Helsinki. Pours amber red. Notes OF roasted, caramel, toffee. Pretty simple beer with too watery body. Not that enjoyable, needs more taste.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa CA. Brown with a smallish head, faint malty aroma. Although a drinkable, mostly malt brew, not really much going on for this other than being rare to find on draught in So Cal.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Whole in the Wall, York: very dark copper with a small white cask head. roasted malt aroma with hops that smell a bit off. As I tasted it I couldnít help but think there was something wrong with the beer. It just had an off taste to it. Maybe just not an enjoyable pint. Roasted malts with a bad aftertaste and little bit of hops were the flavor. More weird malt taste towards the finish. Not enjoyable.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask handpump at The Mill, Cambridge. Ruby-brown with a good foamy head. Sadly a yeast scum visible when the head cleared. Very malty with sweet toffee in the nose, far too fruity in the mouth - almost tastes like vinegary red wine. Thin on the palate.
beerme31 (676) - 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.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in The Fleetsbridge, a Toby Carvery of all places; ruby, clear, no head; aroma is berry fruit, nuttiness; tastes dry and of berries, toasted malt; this example was a shade flabby but Iíve had enough of this in the past to regard it as one of the better mainstream cask beers.