fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Brodies Bunny Basher Festival 2011 - King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton, London, England E10 6AE.
[ Courtesy of madmitch76 - and yes Ken did have to go and buy a new glass of Elizabethan, since i wanted to test how sticky i was able to make the table and my pants ;O) Sorry Ken ]. Dark dark black colour with virtually none head at all. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, licorice. Flavour is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long long duration, soy sauce, licorice, roasted, sweet sugar - syrup, peat. Body is full, texture is syrupy and sticky, carbonation is flat flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic, but not burning. 
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at William IV. Black, thin tan head. Itís sweet. Bit of heat. Itís hot, sweet and syrupy. I love that. Itís sweet with a touch of liquorice. Nto awful I like the molasses. Itís good, way too sweet, but I ended up liking it.
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 On cask (handpump) at Brodies Autumn Festival at the William IV on 4 September 2010. Pitch black. Sticky consistency. Lots of raisiny fruit. Very rich. Some licorice. Extremely sweet. Some cough mixture character - Gees linctus. Not really my thing at this age. Needs more time to settle down Iíd say. [6/3/6/3/12=3.0]
RE-RATE: Cask (handpump) at the Brodies Bunny Basher Festival, King William IV, Leyton on 1 May 2011. It has mellowed somewhat since last time. Lots of aniseed. Rich plummy fruit also in the flavour. Still a bit sweet and sticky for my taste though. Still needs more time. [7/3/7/3/13=3.3]
theSlipperyPen (240) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Poured on draft, a third of a pint, at the birthday celebration. King William IV, Leyton. Poured a murky brown-black with no highlights. An initial ring of head fades quickly to nothing. Nose is of sweet malts; sugar rushes to the nostrils. Then comes toasted or burnt bread, toffee and oak. Tobacco and leather are present too. Mouth feel is of syrup. All the tastes here ride on a backbone of sweetness. Thereís ash and maple syrup and some vanilla but absolutely no hops whatsoever. Liquorice soon starts to dominate. The finish is all sweet. Remarkably the very high ABV is not felt, but I fear this is only due to the sugar overwhelming everything. Itís nice as a one off but one was quite enough.
Fin (7617) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bunny Basher (Brodies Beer Festival) King William IV, Leyton, London, Friday 18th April 2014 Pitch black no head, looks like a flat cola. Thick and oily texture in mouth and dangerously drinkable because you would never know it was 22%, that said it just tasted malty and far, far too sweet, in fact the beer that I least liked overall. Not sure that I am getting more than just a heavy cloying sweetness and malt? Mmhhh... glad to say that iíve tried it but wouldnít seek it out again. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Brewdog. Iím not sure Iíve ever seen a beer pour this thick. Pitch black with no head at all. Aroma Ö ooof Ö bovril, strong gravy, marmite, some sherry. It smells a bit like a barley wine after 10 years in the bottle. Body is big and rich, low carbonation, totally smooth. Taste is very sweet molasses and soupy with smoke. The smoke does a half-decent job of balancing out the sugary sweetness (but not enough!). Iím glad that British brewers are trying crazy stuff, and this gets points for being interesting, but this isnít something Iíd want again.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the William IV (Brodies Autumn Fest), 4th Sept 2010. Deep black with little condition. Very, very sugary on the nose and in the mouth. For me, the level of sweetness and the amount of alcohol took this out of the realm of the enjoyable for me. The hand-bottled sample that Ken did for Mes (I had a tiny sip) definitely improved on having it fresh but Iím not going to be swayed on my scoring for now. Looking forward to re-rating at the next Brodies fest when it will be seven months old.