DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity, The Fat Cat, Norwich. Mahogany with a slender beige collar and ruby edges. Slightly dank sesame oil and mocha aroma. Dusty cocoa, oily dank sesame, ashy linger. Very pleasantly smoky...whatever it is.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump, at 2nd Wellington BF, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark red brown. Small off white head. Lovely sweet chocolate malt aroma. Sour ashy taste with plummy fruit and liquorice. Slightly dry finish. Very good.
cgarvieuk (20644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at Bow bar Edinburgh ... Dark brown black ... thin tan head ... chocolate roast malt nose ... smooth roast ... quite sweet ... lots of chjocolate and some milk sugars ... creamy ...
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the cellar at the Crescent, Salford 29/05/2004
Dark coloured slightly rich on the palate with some fruit aroma. Pleasant smoked and roast malt flavours in the finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although maeib has this down as a porter, this was up on the blackboard in the Head of Steam as a mild, and has been referred to as a mild elsewhere. It’s one of those beers that could be regarded as a strong mild, or a soft porter, or a light bodied stout. Whatever it is, it’s a damn fine beer. Almost opaque, deep black colour, with a tinge of red when held up to the light. The aroma is fruity and rich. There’s roast malt, berry fruit, a hint of coffee and some licorice in the flavour. Quite full mouthfeel. Dry, but soft, finish. Excellent stuff. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned - Gravity - Evening Star Brighton. Lovely aroma of chocolate and licquorice. Black as night but with absolutely no head; mostly due to the dispense method. Taste is full of caramel, chocolate and licquorice. Very tasty and drinkable.