evergreen0199 (3561) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Cask at Reading beerfest. Copper coloured ale. Fruity, malty and roasty. A very well balanced beer from York. I could happily drink this all evening as a session beer, top draw this one. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tap at maproom. A nice reddish brown pour with a big bubbled head. Lots of caramel malt, woody notes and very ight dusting of hops. Flavor is fairly benign. Malty, caramle, cookie and some quite faint hop flavors. Not bad. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
-mperial pint on draft shared with Daknole and his brother in law. Pours a rich dark brown with tannish head that clings to the edges. Aromas throw off light caramel and biscuit sweetness with just a faint touch of florals. Taste is light on body, packing some caramel and biscuit with light bitterness. Touch of chocolate, very light carbonation. Finish with a touch of sweetness. A little underwhelming, but nice. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2009
Cask, Crescent, Salford. Red tinged dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of furniture polish, burnt wood and malt. Sweetish flavour had dark fruit, nuts and caramel malt. Pretty tasty stuff. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival, 27th February 2009. Dark ruby brown with a foamy head. Rich chocolate and fruit flavour. Nice and tasty. Almost perfumy at the finish and drys the tongue well. A good quality dark beer.
Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2009
cask Bricklayers beer fest putney.Dark ale with fat maltines tang.The caramel thing you always gets in ESB.sOME PLUM ?I reckon. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
2008-11-11, Cask Conditioned at J. D. Wetherspoon - The Knights Templar, London, 6-4-6-3-12=31wheresthepath (2424) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Dark brown color, almost black, with red shades; thin frothy head. Very light caramel and chocolate aroma. There is some caramel and chocolate flavor, malt, residual sweetness and a refreshing touch, without the aggressivity of the last time I tried it; correct bitterness. It won the Brewing Industries International Award Gold Medal, but I’m not impressed, pleasant anyway.
2008-10-20, Cask Conditioned at Doric Arch, London, 5-3-6-2-11= 27
Very dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malt, ashes. Medium body, with clearly a roasted malt flavor, getting stronger (and more bitter) at the end; dry mouthfeel of aggressive coffee. A fair beer, but I don’t fancy so much this bitter coffee flavor.
[Cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Deep reddish-brown with a foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes like a stout with lots of toasty malt flavours evident. Initially very enjoyable, but by the end the bitterness had grown to a level where it was detracting from my enjoyment of the beer. Not a bad effort all the same. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Ruby brown with an off-white head. Full flavour of roasted malts and toffee. Good earthy hoppy finish. Very good. downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol. Mahogany coloured with a decent beige head. Big fruit, roasted malt and toffee aroma. Flavour was sweet, with plenty of caramel, dried fruit, chocolate and earthy hops, before a long bitter finish. Very good.