redders1974 (1006) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the red lion lion mid bike ride tasty aniseed blackberry some light roast smooth mouthfeel dark brown with red hue small head.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Dark almost black beer with a small beige head. Roasted chocllate aroma, licorice, caramel, some fruits. Roasted fruity flavor, grassy, hay, floral, chocolate, some figs.
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF. Black with a red hue, small bubbly tan head. Aroma is red berry, a little gluey, soft malts. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is resinous, chocolate, red berry. They say it has port overtones - I guess there is some berry action. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent light beige covering that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, cocoa nibs, light hop underpin.
Taste comprises cocoa powder, toffee, dirt, biscuit, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th August 2015
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear deep brown - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Tangy mellow dark malts, little chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. Light finish. A nice intensity to the dark fruits here.
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Caramela little fake choc. brown coloured pour with a small head. Aroma is sweet powdered choc, nutty malt, dried ape. Flavour is composed of choc powdered. Nutty, a little fake choc. Palate is semi sweet, moderate cask condition.
Scopey (12714) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, toasty, charred wood, burnt toast, umami and liquorice. The taste is bitter, earthy, charred wood, leather, leather, fruit cake, tar, liquorice and umami with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan hesd. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish. Sweet, toasted and slight caramelish. Toasted dark malt. Bitter and roasted finish.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Lymestone Vaults, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with stiff light tan head. Smooth, some choc, creamy, dies a little on the finish. Decent stout porter.
BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
30th June 2015. Cask half-pint in The Wellington, Birmingham City Centre. Poured a very dark brown colour with a beige head: almost a Black and Tan look. Rich aroma of roasted malts and hints of chocolate bars. The taste is fairly sweet with the chocolate from the nose showing heavily in the smooth, rich body. Really enjoyed this, had a train to catch or I would have had a pint, and then another, etc, etc.