teorn88 (5144) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle shared at CBC CW during The Cad 10yr celebrations, London. Thanks to Peter for this one. It pours a dark copper color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, molasses, toffee, maple syrup, burnt sugar. Taste is just a sugary mess, in-line with the aroma. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, not my cup of tea.
SarkyNorthener (3494) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from WB Stores, West Bromwich. Black beer with fizzy medium tan head. Aroma reminds me of the malts I smell from the Burton breweries as I drive past on my way to work along with a good glut of toffee. Taste is toffee, caramel, rye bread as mentioned by others is definitely to the forefront. It reminds of a lighter bodied Mathers Black Beer from my homeland. Overall interesting, I have a litre to get through though.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. Thanks to Peter. 29/03/2015. Aroma is rough, sweet bread, burnt sugar, caramel. Meaty on the nose. Copper/ brown coloured pour with a lasting creamy head. Flavour is composed of sweet Rye bread, sweet caramel, bready, very sickly sweet. Palate is very sweet, malty, lowish carbonation. Lingering malt dried malt / DME. Meh.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cad’s 10th Anniversary Tasting - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to The Peter. Pours a compelling clear amber with a frothy tan head. Big sugary bread and caramel aroma. A heartily sugary flavor follows, with plenty more bread and caramel, some sugar syrup, berries, brown sugar, toffee. Light in body with average carbonation. Syrupy finish with some nice caramel notes, ripe berries, maple syrup. Great kvass.
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Has a slightly burnt caramel grainy toffee aroma. Sweetish malty cardboard caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty cardboard finish.
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, thanks to the nutter - thepeter, 29/03/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a good sized tan covering.
Nose is nutty, dark fruit rinds, dates, brown bread with a sweat on, toffee.
Taste comprises sweet licks, brown sugar, stewed dates and prunes, toffee pangs, sweaty fruit loaf loaded with brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet lickings to close.
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Massive bottle at The Cad’s 10 yr Shindig. Thanks to the Peter. It pours dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is crazy sweet, slightly spice, damp cardboard, brown sugar and sticky caramel. The taste is pretty similar....so very sweet, sticky, treacle, sugary, brown bread, caramel and toffee with a sweet finish. Light body and average carbonation. Jesus.... too sweet.
The_Osprey (4891) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at the Cad’s 10 year celebration. Thanks to Peter. Impressed that you can buy a litre of this for €2.50. Black, decent foamy tan head. Aroma is strong with rye bread and sweet toffee. Body is medium, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is very, very sweet. Molasses, liquorice, dense sticky rye bread concentrate. I generally dislike sweet beers, but I thought this was enjoyable. Fun to try.
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy darker brown in color with a tan head. Sweet, some dark fruits and bready malts mostly in aroma. Feels quite soft. Dark fruits, just hints of minerals and sweet dark bready notes in taste.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is robust, the body orange-gold. It smells malty, flowery, interesting. The taste is malty, a bit bitter, malty. Overall a bit boring but ok. 11/10/9/9/-/9