nulptr (62) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Dagda. slightly light for a black IPA. chocolate notes in the nose matched in the taste. hops mostly turn up in the finish. surprisingly tasty for a 3.6% beer, if not terribly complex.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ulverston BF. Smoky pine aroma, rich bitter chocolate taste, nice zesty tingle, soft smooth finish. Great combination of flavours.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 23/07/12. A near black coloured beer with a thin off-white head. A smoky and slightly sour mild. The NZ hops don’t add citricity. Interesting flavour of acidity which may not be totally wanted. A bit of chocolate. Decent enough in places.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Cask gravity at 7th Bexley BF. Very dark brown colour lasting thin beige head. Good choccy aroma even before i pick the glass up. Yes a good choccy simple beer. Some hop sting on finish. A modern dark mild done well. Some dryness. Tastes nice and fresh. Fine
dogbomb (751) - ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Deep brown almost black with a ruby haze. Small tan head. Dusty cocoa, mild caramels, a bit of coal. It's surprisingly light given the colour, but also the finish is disappointingly non-existant. A light fizzle then gone.
imdownthepub (9151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Brown with no head. Thin, slightly washed out malty beer, little depth, there is a metallic edge to it. Some caramel, not that good on the day.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Anderson - Fortrose. Light hoppy whiff. Mild body, fairly clear, minimal head. Medium taste, with definite hints of chocolate. Smooth finish.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Near black. Coffee aroma. Mid sweet with light body, soft mouthfeel. Gentle coffee and caramel. Growing bitter finish. Nicely drinkable and very moreish!
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, earth, roasted malts and some slight liquorice as well. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balance. Ends quite chocolaty and dark fruity.
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at Pig’s Ear 2011, London. Pours dark brown with a large, bubbly, off-white foam head. Aroma holds some dry, dusty roast. Flavor is lightly sweet with an interesting bread character. Perhaps rye or some other grains. Faint roast, some dark sugars. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, dark malts, whole grain bread, toasted malts. Very enjoyable and interesting mild.