zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, - APR 12, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've had this bottles and in the pub fresh from the cask. Cask is better. A dark beer with plenty of character and bite. Salt of the earth. An honest drop. Strong.
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at the Falcon BF, Wooburn Green, 09/07/16.
Amber golden topped with a moderate off White swirl.
Nose is caramel, light spice, grains, fruit esters, stewed prunes, Eccles cake.
Taste comprises fruit cake, bread, sweet malt base, toffee, Lardy cake, toasted grains.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, hint of booze in the close.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Ye Olde Starre Inne, York.
Appearance - deep amber to brown with a lovely fawn coloured head.
Nose - liquorice dark chocolate and biscuits. Nuts and honeycomb too.
Taste - liquorice and molasses. Still biscuits at the back.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish.
Overall - a really challenging but rewarding ale.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at arrochar ale festival. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, caramel.
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
part of my 2013 backlog. Dark amber colour with a thick white head. Flavour has fruit, malt, and a caramel sweetness.
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Forester’s Arms, Grassington. Pours chestnut with a cream head. A quite rich malty flavour with toffee, a little liquorice and coffee. A decent drop.
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Black Sheep Visitor Centre, Masham) - Dark brown in colour. Liquorice, roasted malt and raisins in the aroma. Roastef malt, liquorice and banoffee feature in the taste.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Mørk gylden. Lavt skum. OK maltaroma. Litt søt. Smak av syrlig frukt. Bra fylde. Litt tørr plommesmak. Syrlig ettersmak. OK øl.
kerenmk (4092) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, September 2013. Ruby red-brown, clear with white head. Aromatic caramel aroma and dried banana, malty, dry taste, caramel and some toffee too. Sweet undertones, full-bodied and slightly carbonated.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at NWAF ’13, half pint shared by Finn. Deep, mahogany coloured body. Spotty lacework. Roasted caramel malts to the nose. Dark caramel taste added by notes of chocolate and mixed with marmalade. Mid-dry, dark bitter finish. Well bodied. Pleasing (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
blobcat (3) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If I could only drink one beer for the remainder of my days dead sheep (Riggwelter) would be it