jookos (5118) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@angle. Dark red. Soft roasty malty, old coffin, sort of a slight portery nose. With reddish berries. Med bodied, smooth, bitter. Quite nice. Red berries, obvious roast. Some dry chocolate. Interesting, flavourful brew.
planky84 (2744) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby. Black pour, no head. Coffee, dark chocolate and smoke aroma. Flavours of smoky malts, coffee and chocolate. Tasty.
SaintMatty (6563) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Nottingham Beer Festival 2014) - Dark brown with red tinges. Coffee, blackcurrant and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted taste with notes of coffee, cocoa and berries. A lovely mild.
edsspoon (839) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with a light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, sawdust and soy sauce. Taste of lots of coffee, cocoa, hints of chocolate and apple, roasted malt and an aftertaste of cocoa and mild bitterness. Fairly sweet. A very nice beer.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity, Nottingham BF 2012, 12/10/12. Near-black ringed with beige. Sugar Puffs, blackcurrant, light chocolate and toast nose. Flavour full and rounded with grain, black pepper, toast, blackcurrant, soil, pistachio and mocha notes. Lovely.
ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee notes, bit of licorice, good head, sweetish but nice for it. Served on tap.Went back for seconds! Licorice
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3276-20100803] Cask sample. Sweet brulee and toasted caramel and taffy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Spent coffee grounds flavour has a lingering coffee aftertaste and creamy chocolate throughout. Medium body is smooth. Good, great to sample.
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010
Fruit and slight roast aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some alcohol present. A hint of bitterness in a liqorice and burnt roast finish.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2010, 3rd Aug 2010. Very dark brown, little bit of whitish head. Lots of chocolate and a little caramel on the nose and in the mouth. Says "classic standard mild" through it like a stick of rock.
FatPhil (13066) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6+ Slight sweet roasted almonds aroma. Some ashiness.
4 Dark with a loose white head
7 Rich roast, a little milky
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Burnt finish
14 Good compromise between burnt ashiness and sessionability.