BeerViking (3909) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Magpie, mahogany-black with a coarse beige head, smoky and faintly plum and cocoa nose, dry with roast coffee and burnt bitterness with a hint of dried dark fruit. Very nice.
SaintMatty (6558) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Oddfellows, North Shields) - Dark brown with red tinges. Blackcurrant, roasted malt and cocoa in the aroma. Roasted malt and cocoa feature in the enjoyable taste.
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Reddish-brown with a moderate yellowy-beige head. Roasted malt dominates with some chocolate and plum sourness putting in the occasional appearance. The roast is a little on the burnt side for my liking, and the mouthfeel is a bit sticky by the end. Nevertheless, it’s an OK mild.
imdownthepub (12801) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut with off white head. Quite a nutty flavour to this, richer malts, reasonably fruity, some bitterness and quite smooth. Good.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Egham August festival 2012 ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dry toffee nose ... musty woody toffee ... not working for me
Theydon_Bois (16233) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at the Windsor Locale festival - 22/07/12.
Mahogony brown in colour with reddish hues when held to the light and a smallish tan head.
Malt, grain, a little toffee on the nose.
Tastes similar to nose with a bready feel, a little butterscotch and a sweetish bitter finish.
berkshirejohn (5824) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. An attractive deep ruby red in colour, almost black, with a thin ring of beige head; aroma of earthy malts with perhaps a touch of smoke; rather thinly bodied, but with lots of grainy, bready, nutty, malts giving a slight sweetness; and a very gentle earthy bitterness to finish. A really good mild.