olliejobbins (936) - Surrey, - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown - almost an opaque black. Smells of toasts, coffee and molasses. Taste is much the same and very drinkable.
zacgillbanks (2541) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Robbs, Hexham. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has a sweet whisky-like flavour, currants, vanilla and plum followed by oak and a creamy red fruity finish. Excellent for a pretty low ABV beer.
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby. No head. Soft cough syrup cinnamon. Flat initial taste, very little roast. Light bitterness. Mostly vanilla and minty. Not too thin but fairly dessert vibes. Finishes a cinnamon burn and clean tea bitterness. Pretty odd.
Cask, Blue Blazer
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet roast malt, dark chocolate, liquorice. Light to medium body, flavour of the aroma, light latte, quite a dry, smokey finish.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Chocolate, woody, subtle smoky note, gentle toffee, malty, bread and fruity.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thin fairly coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt chocolaty, fruity, malty finish with a peppery, light toffee note.
Comments: Very good.
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with nutty, woody aspects. A bit of bonfire with raisins. Flavours are weetabix and chocolate with woody notes. Yeasty with light lemon and a peppery palate. Chalky dry with some nuttiness. Decent.
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Mahogany with a beige head. Treacle toffee and farmyard aroma. Creamy, chocolate, and smoky flavours Dry finish. Let down by a watery mouth feel
jfb (4072) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of bread dough, dark fruit and cereals, with a hint of herbal hops, some light grain and caramel. flavour is light roasted malts, yeast and coconut, slightly oxidized, with a hint of raisins, dark fruit and a chewy finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
jamestulloch (1570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of smoke, rust and nuts. Flavour of metal, forest fruits, coffee and chocolate. Thin body with a watery texture. Average fizz. An interesting blend of a Bitter and a Porter.
gegwilson (1459) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. A mahogany beer with a tan head. Burnt roast notes before lots of oak on the finish. A bit like a liquid ash tray, though not in an entirely bad way.
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh - very dark brown, lot of bubbles, medium beige head, aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, negligible lacing, coffee flavour, oily feel, dry finish