GuideDogSaint (288) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF set up 11/8/14. Pours dark brown/black with an off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and liquorice. Some malt in the taste, sweet.
SarkyNorthener (1934) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the fountain, walsall. Ruby brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and raisins. Creamy medium bodied. Very good.
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Malty with good well balanced caramel. Decent mild.
TimE (3174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Tobacco leaves, coffee and slight nutty nose. Med full bodied. Very malty good mouth feel, but doesn’t deliver the depth of Hobson’s Mild. Decent straight forward brown ale.
RichTheVillan (2865) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark brown with red tinge pour with off white head, roast malt aroma, malty taste with dried fruits.
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and spirits, Birmingham. Poured a dark red with a thin tan short-lived head. The aroma is malty but rather weak. The flavour is bitter with smoky roasted malts. A super beer and another winner from Beofulf.
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenuk.
Thin white head. Clear deep amber pour. A nice brew.
TheJestersBeer (2059) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with a thin beige head.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, malty taste, caramel, coffee, fudge, ash, chocolate. Nice. (2012-11-23)
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild roasted aroma, its chocolate malts are evident in the taste which are again mild. Smooth textured dark ale.
BlackHaddock (3727) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild in May: bottle conditioned 500ml. Out of date by some four months, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 8th May 2012.
Deep, dark Ruby red body with a huge biege head that gushed out the bottle.
Malty nose and taste, fairly rich and full bodied, well carbonated and interesting. Chocolate and coffee hints from the maltiness, but not too heavy or overpowering.
Fuggles hops kick in late and give the beer a balanced bitterness to counteract the malty sweetness initially found in the flavour.