johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty with chocolate and coffee standing out.Medium body and left lots of lacing. Very pleasant and lives up to the high standards this brewery sets.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Bree Louise, London. Swarthy dark brown looks. Notes of dark malts and coffee in the beak. Malty flavour with some roastiness and dark fruits. Lacking balance and on the thin side of the tracks. Didn’t really dig this one.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Deep reddish brown with a medium burnt orange head. Attractive. The nose is of chocolate covered nuts, roasted malt, notes of coffee and dry wood. Some hazelnut spread. The taste is coca cola, some chocolate and dried grass. Hints of oxidization. Some tobacco and mild tinny mineral. Mild berry. Medium body. Active, biting carbonation. Overall, the taste is a bit of a letdown after the inviting pour and aroma. Not bad, but this bottle’s probably seen better days.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Cropredy 2012 ... dark brown ... thick tan bubbly head ... soft sweet malty coffee nose ... sweet fruity plum toffee roast ... light bitter malts ... little bitter coffee ... nice but lacks a little body
madmitch76 (14758) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
28th May 2012
Craft. Clear dark red brown beer, small off white head. Smooth light palate, semi dry. Mild carbonation. Mild malts with a trace of dark toffee. Crisp mild dark fruits. Neutral finish. Fine but a little dull.
evergreen0199 (2006) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A dark brown/amber coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Malty aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, dark fruit, some coffee detected. I couldn’t get on with this one.
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours deep ruby, with a decent beige head. The nose is smoke, bonfire, oak and earth. The taste is oak, wood, nut, earth, astringency, caramel, roasted malt and tangy dried fruit (raisin, cherry and plum), with a big dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Ok.
Leighton (10781) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Craft Beer Co., London. Brown pour with a light head. Dark fruits and roasty malts in the aroma. Hints of cocoa. Light sweet flavor, nice roast, slightly dusty dark malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry roast finish, some burnt sugar, cocoa. Nice beer.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A near black coloured beer with a near beige head. Dry and malty in the nose. Chocolate, licorice and coffee in the mouth. Very dry. Bitter coffee. Very good.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Oxford BF ’08. Copper. Heavy, hairy malt aroma. Sweet malty taste, and definite fruitiness. Some bitterness: the overall effect quite rough, crude and tasty.