cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Egham August festival 2012 ... thin white head ... soft dark toffeee roast nose ... dark chocolate ... rich soft chocolate charcoal hints ... ligth bitterness ... soft simple dark roast ...
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the bricklayers arms, Putney. It pours near black, with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, rich coffee, leather, burnt tire, cherry, blackcurrant and plum. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, burnt toast, salted liquorice, bitter chocolate, plum, prune and blackcurrant, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Robust, smooth and flavoursome.
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Black with cream head. Good, smooth dark malts, bitter chocolate and burnt husk to the fore, heavy on the palate then a background fruitiness. Lasting and becomes a little more bitter through the pint. A very pleasant stout, very nice.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, handpump from The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks 5th July 2012 Pours black, pitch black with creamy beige head. Roasty aroma and the taste is also roasty with a burntness and dry edge. Bitter & roasty, I like this because of the lack of sweetness, one of the very best yet from Aylesbury Brewhouse. Good temperature, great nick, good beer.
A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9