Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Old Coffee House, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Big pine nose with a hefty roasted malt backbone. Medium sweet flavor rife with dirt, thick pine, burnt grass, dark orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Heavy resinous finish with lots of dirty pine, ripe citrus, moderate roast, light baking cocoa. No abrasive bitterness, which is very nice. Well rounded black IPA.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Old Coffee House, 3/10/2012. Murk brown with a small, off-white head. Big coffee notes collide with tropical fruits before a hoppy, dry finish. Didnít work for me.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Tapping The Admiral, Kentish Town, London. Brown with tan head. Sweet malts with a milky coffee note, sugary, then a dose of tropical fruits. A bit Jeckyl & Hyde, one part of the beer against the other. Sweet, slightly cloying finish. Odd.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg in Old Coffee House. Murky brown with a small off white head. Nose is chocolate, Demerara brown sugar, coffee, very malty. Taste is like someone mixed an American IPA with a porter. Mix of pine hoppy, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, with some tropical fruit mango. Curious mixture and not sure it works on a higher taste sensation level but decent never-the-less.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th September 2012
Old Coffee House. Very hazy brown beer with a little tan head. Palate is semi dry. Trace of coffee in the malt. Nice red berry fruits and piney hops. Nicely joined up. Trace of citrus. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Dry finish. Looking back at my Camden Town Brown IPA rating - this tastes very similar. Just another day in the minefield that is Brodies Beer Taxonomy!