Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by hand pump, shared half pint at the New Oxford Winter Ales Festival in Salford. Nice patches at the top of a pitch black body. Smell of earth and chocolate malt. Taste of cold coffee added by hints of cocoa. Bitter dark ending. Good, a bit thin in the mouth though (Greater Manchester, 27.01.2013).
wimpyjoe (1676) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark, slightly fruity ale with a small head. Some roasted malts are evident and its both mild and subtle in character.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours dark brown with a thick, beige cream head. Torched earth on the nose. Light sweet flavor, burnt dark malts, burnt wood and pine, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Faint dryness to finish, some charcoal, ash, bitter cocoa, earth. Alright.