YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Victorian Beer Cafe Halifax. Bit of a weird one this, it’s like a blend between a stout, porter and a bit of black IPA. The taste is quite intense more like a craft beer. Sour sharpness brings through the porter style with hops and roast on the end.Thin mouthfeel. Not bad but I think this beer has tried too hard in one part but not asserted itself enough. Very much like a watery Manchester Star Ale.
BeerViking (3262) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at Kingston Beer Festival 2015, near-black with a lasting tan ring and aromas of smoky plum and liquorice. Rich and gently fruity, with liquorice and earthy bitterness. Dry and burnt-bitter finish with lasting liquorice notes.
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half at Brunswick Inn. Beige head to a rosewood coloured body. Rings of lace down the glass. Moderate dark malty nose, shades of liquorice. Mixed taste of chocolate and caramel. Well bodied. Nice. An extra point for its name (Derby 20.02.2015).
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity - very dark ruby red with a foamy brown head. Aroma of banana, vanilla and chocolate with a little yeast and toffee to complement. Taste of roasted malts, tar, burning wood and burnt toffee, shortly followed by caramel, vanilla, liquorice and brown sugar. Light bitterness to end. Medium body. Most excellent.
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark with a reddish hue and a bubbely off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits with hops, malt and some roasty notes and hints of alcohol. A bit sweet and fruity with a light bitterness in the finish. Decent enough. (2013-01-25)
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at NWAF ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft dark roast nose ... dark fruits ... soft chocolate .... little lactic sugers . soft sweetness ... touch of wheyness
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. General’s gathered in their masses...this one had a nose of molasses...as well as currants and sweet spice. Dark fruit approach, malty sweet flavour. Fruity finish. Heavy stuff.
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Black with cream head. A strong medicinal note with a really sweet character, tongue coating and a strong fruitiness. A bit of a struggle.
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From cask at Kelham Island Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white to tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Mild acidic and roasted malt flavoured. Somewhat alcoholic too. Acidic and dark malty finish. Not really my thing.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at the Brunswick Inn, Derby] A dark, black viscous brew this one – got that comforting treacle-effect on the palate when it slides down. It really doesn’t taste as strong as it is, although there are some alcohol notes in the mix along with the classic strong porter flavours. I got more coffee than chocolate alongside the malt, no hops to speak of. If you want a decent bookend to finish a night in the Brunswick, you could do far worse than one of these...