PanMarek (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Draft at Cow and Apple, Yeovil.
Deep red pour with little foam. Rich caramel malt notes in the nose with a touch of floral bitterness. The malt wins out over the hops in the taste, but some good lingering bitterness. A good English bitter. Theydon_Bois (19199) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Cask at the Bootlegger, 11/12/16.
Reddish amber with a decent light beige head.
Nose is light fruit rinds, biscuit, grains, spice.
Taste comprises earthy fruits, biscuit malt, orange peel, toffee, pinch of spice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close.
Adequate bitter/amber. SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle. A good old fashioned malty drink with well soaked hops giving a little tang to the affair. Nice one. I could happily drink this again. ManVsBeer (10269) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Halifax. Deep copper-red with a creamy head. Has a sticky-sweet texture and taste, but not an overbearing one. Has berry fruits in both aroma and taste. theprof (931) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Hallmark aroma for the cask ale apparently is caramel malts Reddish brown no head to speak of. Despite hints of dark fruit in the scent it is not overly sweet. And there is a growing bitterness on the palate. Personally I found the palate more watery than smooth. However one has to make allowance for a pour from the barrel at a festival. I would certainly drink it again.
jfb (6231) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
(cask) clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of dark fruit, caramel and yeast, with a light touch of soy sauce and some chalk. flavour is mostly treebark, earth and popcorn, with lots of grainy pale malts and some liquorice. light-bodied with soft carbonation. Mr_Pink_152 (4884) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Pint from the Raven, Bath. Deep reddish brown, with a tan head.Aroma has plenty of malt and caramel, but also pear, the taste starts with a caramel and fruity sweetness, with a light sweet finish. MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma: caramel and grain malts. Appearance: brown, small, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, grains, bread, flat carbonation. Overall: decent Bitter, nice palate, but not quite in the top league. Pint at The Raven, Bath. kwik-lime (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Not ruby at all, it was a pretty dark brown, but keeping its head nicely. Rich malt, caramel, some ash, a smooth palate. Good bitter. mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, dark malty and berry fruit aroma, thin creamy off-white head, excellent film of thin lacing, sweet, caramel, toffee, berry fruits, sweet malty aftertaste