SarkyNorthener (1411) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Almost black ale with medium Michael head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is smooth chocolate, some dark berries and coffee. There is more sweetness there than I remember in the bottled version. Smooth on palate but a little thin. A very good beer.
berkshirejohn (4196) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Catherine Wheel (JDW), Henley. A great looking beer - a beautiful deep cherry red colour, almost black, and with a tight beige head; the aroma is pure drinking chocolate; in the mouth itís rich and chocolatey, in a chocolate milk sort of way, but unfortunately itís also very sweet; the coffee comes through in the dry finish. Overall itís very easy to drink, but a touch too sweet for me.