Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Nov 07 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Ruby colour. Fairly thin with sweet bready malt. From memory seems a touch lighter, a bit thinner and more one-dimensional than I remember the Youngs version being. 2.3
Feb 05 Gravity cask @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge. Deep colour. Creamy malty body but somewhat anodyne and doesnt fulfill the promise of dark malty delights the colour promised (expectation was also raised by reading Martyn Cornell’s excellent ’The Story of the Pint’ in which he describes this beer as the last remnant of the original burton style of beer). 2.9
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpump at the brewery. Dark, ruddy brown color with a good head. Dry, light chocolate, nutty, and toasty malt aroma. Just a hint of roasted malt. Nutty and toasty flavor. Medium-light body. No hop character. A pretty boring brown ale.
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty, fruit cakey. Medium body, mild carbonation. Toast, a little lemon, a tiny hint of spice. Inoffensive.
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Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Queen Adelaide, Wandsworth. Deep ruby colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt and molassess. Well-balanced flavour - caramel malts, berries and fruity hops. Full bodied but with the alcohol content completely concealed. A good winter ale.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at The Lamb, Leadenhall, Market, London.
Dark brown, with a rich mahogany shimmer. Sweet aroma, with a sweet and bitter flavour. Full and well rounded on the palate, it certainly does warm the blood. Roasted caramel and Christmas spice become apparent towards the end. This pub is in the CAMRA good pub guide and probably has the best selection of Young’s beers of any Young’s pubs listed in London. Make sure you stop in for 10-15 rates.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The Kings Arms in Wandsworth (London), a dark ruby brown with a frothy head and an aroma with hints of cherries. A richness in the malty flavour and a nice bitterness through the mouth, with an underlying smoothness.
markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Deep ruby brown, chocolate chocolate aroma. Sweet and bright, mellow with a long chocolate finish.
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught. While this is lauded as a classic I am not terribly fond of it. There are better ESAs out there.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strawberry flavour. Slightly acidic. Malty sweet finish. A nice warming brew, with a fruity touch.
wheresthepath (2188) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on draught at the Boot & Slipper, Amersham] Uncarbonated. Chocolate, plum, strong taste of malt. Dangerously easy to drink. Lovely sweeter ale - even went down well with a cheesecake!