oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@The Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very deep rubyish black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, some mild notes of berries as well. Flavour is dark fruits, mild roasted notes with sweet malts, toffee and some slight wooden notes. Also has a quite bitter finish. Pleasant and nice mild ale.
berkshirejohn (5509) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the JDW on Victoria Station. Deep chestnut with a creamy tan head; aroma of burnt sugar with a trace of licorice; sweet cane sugar flavour with some licorice and leafy hops; then a dry finish. A pleasant mild.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Brown River, JDW, Heathrow. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramerl finish.
Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys. Dark, dark brown pour with a tight, foamy beige head. Roasted cocoa and malts in the nose. Oh yes, this tastes damn good. Has just the right sweetness, lots of mocha, restrained roastiness, a little milk chocolate and just a faint bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Great condition. Sweet chocolate finish, mild roast and leaves. Very well done.
niquillis (2307) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at jaw, stone. Smoky, chocolatey mild. Complex flavours and more like a stout. Very good mild.
JohnRMurdoch (4041) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2011 Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Coming to end of cask. Sour grassy coffee treacle aroma. Almost black colour with a good head. Very sour treacle and malt flavour. Lingering sour aftertaste. Watery. Not very good.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Black colour, short off-white head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, coffee. Flavour is soft roastiness, and some coffee, coffee milk. Nice stuff.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black colored with red hints, medium sized beige head. Rich coffee roasted aroma with sweet caramel. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also strongly roasted with same coffee dominating, sweet flavor with some dryness in aftertaste. Good mild ale with stoutish notes.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Almost black with a slight scum on the top. Hint of smoke in the nose. Quite thin. Rather sweet and watery. Lots of straw in the mouth, a hint of berries and a nasty metallic-sulphuric end, which spoilt it.
downender (7370) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), Bristol 16/05/09. Near black in colour with a decent, off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some roastiness. Flavour began with some caramel, before some chocolate, more roastiness and a slightly smoky finish. Good stuff.