mr_h (5714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2017 SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, - MAR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned. Pours dark amber, with minimal head. Sweet malts and caramel aroma, and that with mild fruits on the palate, and some fragrant hops. Decent real-ale.
Cask, festival ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 31 Mar 2017, resin, roast malt aroma, amber brown with a good bubbly cream head and no lacing, toffee, malty, raisin flavours, oily, soft carbonation. The_Osprey (8440) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Wychwood King Goblin, 6%. The lesser spotted cask version. Pours brown with an amber orange hue, quite clear to light, still with a foamy off white head. Aroma is boozy, fruitcake. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is rich malts, dark dried fruits, fig biscuits, toasted teacake, touch salty in the finish. Smells quite harsh but the taste is more rounded. Ok actually. Didn’t think I’d like it but a third was all right. AshtonMcCobb (6755) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2017
On cask at the Standing Order.
Appearance - dark brown with red chinks and a nice fluffy head.
Nose - toffee and oatmeal. Perhaps some raisins.
Taste - rich thick toffee with a rum and raisin thing going on.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy middle section that lasts through the finish.
Overall - luscious. downender (8728) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Cask, on gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2015. Medium brown in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Sweet, bready, malts, a touch of fruit, caramel sweetness and a moderately bitter finish. Ok. wheresthepath (2351) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at the Monk’s Retreat, Reading. Crystal clear amber with a middling beige head. Sweet and boozy from the off. Yes, the alcohol is definitely a little too raw and obvious here. There’s some orangey notes and something light and floral, but rather overwhelmed by the booze and sweetness. Some marzipan in the finish. Not a fan of this, heading towards tramp juice territory.
Theydon_Bois (20136) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Cask at the Windlesora, Tourist Town, 30/10/15.
Clear golden amber with a well appointed cream head that retains well.
Nose is cotton candy, sweet malt, trace of nutmeg, straw, spice, not offensivein any way but a touch mmuted for 6% ABV.
Taste comprises candied fruit peel, caramel, light orange, toasted malt, candy bar.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, massaging feel, top condition.
Decent enough offering if a little restrained for the ABV. Looks and feels great. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at the Water House (JDW), Durham.
Dark brown beer with a large, foamy, off-white head that laces well. The nose is sweet and bready with caramel malts detectable and the flavours are exactly the same. Very very drinkable for its high ABV and enjoyable. comperchris (142) - - OCT 23, 2015
Quite a thick and creamy beer. Dark with a creamy head. Low carbonation, not bad but 1 is enough.Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral, aniseed. dynamiteninja (1872) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Dark gold body. medium white head. Sour apples, black malt, banana. Sweet. Dry finish.