Theydon_Bois (9636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Endo’s house, from Newport Avenue Market Bend, 24/05/13, listed as 8.6% on the label.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dank hops, cocoa, bitter fruit notes, damp clothes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, biscuit, light hops, sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish with light hop notes.
A poor showing for a CDA, more akin to a sub par stout, no balance, no hops, no pine. NO !!!