Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at The Lamb, Leadenhall, Market, London.maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
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.
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Britannia - Euston Station. A ruby-russet coloured bitter with a spices and raisins aroma. The taste is Christmassy with full malty tastes including raisins and nutmeg. A damn fine beer in its purest (cask) form. Score 4.0berkshirejohn (6449) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2007
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.6
Cask at the Thatched House, London W11.Reddish chestnut body with a beige head; earthy malt aromas; nutty and fruity flavours, full and smooth; short strong bitter burst and then a sweetish finish. Fin (10473) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
Cask at the Kings Arms, Holywell Street, Oxford 20-02-08 Oxford City CAMRA meeting Dark amber colour with some fruit and nut’s on the aroma. This was quite fruity and nutty in the mouth as well and rather enjoyable served in very good nick, lovely beer. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2712-20100119] Cask. Nice toasted weed malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Little charred bitter wood malt flavour. Medium-full body. Great brew, in great shape too.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
(@ Royal Oak; near Victoria Station, London)
Cask at the Buck’s Head, Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.BeerNinjaUK (463) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Sweetness, dark fruits, toasted malt, some spices and some liquorice in aroma. Flavour is sugar, dark fruits, molasses, mild hops, toasted malt and some spices.
Legacy rating. Pint at the Blue Boar in Aldbourne during their winter beer festival last year. Fruity and full-bodied with a good balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Great winter seasonal. Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2000
I had this one on draught in a London pub. A nice typical, English winter ale, slightly dark, malty, and warming. DanielBrown (4499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Sampled cask at the Brittania, Euston, with Joeh and Maeib. i liked this on tap, as much as I liked the bottle version. Very smooth, with a strong caramel and toffee backdrop. Seemed to be rather rich, and all the better for that - one of Youngs’ better efforts. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2005
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.