Belgo (154) - Køge, - OCT 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Harp, Covent Garden. Pours very dark brown/blackish. Virtually no head,, but then again; it is a cask ale, so no deduction in the score on that part. The aroma is chocolaty with a distinctive hoppy note. On the palate these characteristics are joined by coffee and dried fruit. Pretty bitter finish. Not very complex but extremely harmonius and very well made. And extremely well taken care of and presented by the team at The Harp - one of the best cask ales I’ve had in a very long time.
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pigs Ear, 03/12/13.
Mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering - a little light in colouration for a porter!
Nose is chocolate, light roast, vanilla, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly roasted closure.
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3rd December 2013
Pigs Ear. The Round Church, Hackney. Cask. Clear deep amber beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt with modest toffee and coffee. Light dried fruits. Running throughout is a modest sweetness. Dry finish. Okay.
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Pours very dark brown, thick beige head. The aroma is chocolate with a hoppy note, with a taste of coffee and dried fruit. Pretty bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wallington BF 2011. Pours clearish brown with a light head. Burnt wood and toast aroma. Slight tar, maybe, and mild roast. Flavor has mild bitterness and slightly tangy, dark malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Decent finish, light resinous hops, some roast. Average at best overall.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Wallington 2011 Beer Festival. It pours deep mahogany brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is roasted malt, meat and chocolate. The taste is caramel, tar, wood, smoke, burnt tire, plastic, dark chocolate, salted caramel and liquorice, with a dry finish. Harsh flavours, medium body and soft carbonation.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Colchester BF 2011. First dark beer of the day. Deep ruby clear with lasting beige head. Fruit on the aroma. The flavour is both amazing and unusual. Some date some sour dark cherry. Some chewy dark malts. Some dryness on the finish. More an old ale than a porter for me. That sour dark fruit edge is very interesting. Tasty. I have to admit that I like it. Touch of raw grainy choc. Definitely interesting
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask,Dark Ale Days 2010 - Edwardstone White Horse.Black with small head,hops and light choc aroma,fruity with cherry and orange,hoppy and very dry with oak.