zacgillbanks (1841) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. This is a very dark brown-black beer with red ruby highlights. It pours without any discernible head and has chocolate and liquorice flavours followed by smokey roasted notes and bitter red fruit and more dark chocolate on the finish.
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Phoenix, York, September 2013. Black, opaque with beige head. roast, a little peaty, but everything’s faint. Dry, smoky wooden taste. Full bodied, smooth texture, slightly smoky finish.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Brigantes Bar, York. Black with cream head. This started out quite sweet and fruity, but then a light bonfire note came through, a soggy smokiness that was quite pleasant. There is a roasty fruitiness late on. Decent.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small yellowish beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy sooty aroma with oily roasted rice notes. Dry, and faintly acidic, burnt smoked taste with sooty roasty notes. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy soothy aftertaste with burnt smoky notes. It’s OK, but feels like it’s slightly infected. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)