Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 Oct 2012. Poured a clear, very dark ruby, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dark malt, smoke and dried fruit. Grainy flavour, with some caramel and raisins. Finish was cocoa, toffee and burnt malt.
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the David Macbeth Moir. Pours copper brown, nose is sweet, toffee, taste is creamy.
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oct, 2012. JDW Winchester. Malty best bitter. Few hops. A bit boring, but drinkable.
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Dyp brun. Raskt dalende skum. Svak fruktaroma. Søt, litt tynn fruktsmak. Innslag av mandler. Kjedelig.
ManVsBeer (6881) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not completely black in colour, has a small red glow and some head. Light roasted flavour, sweet tasting character.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lloyds Carlisle. Low aroma, hints of chocolate & vanilla on the tongue. Sharp lager style palate with some sweetness just breaking through. Don’t like the finish, just a bit too harsh and almost chemical. Burnt malt comes through very late on
Rune (10006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-pint, cask at Penderels Oak, shared with Finn. Fading, beige head. Nice mahogany coloured body. Mid-sweet, slightly roasted malts to the nose. Flavoured with pale malts with a touch of dark chocolate behind and added by a little roastiness. Malt bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Pleasant (JDWs real ale festival, London 01.11.2012).
markas101 (2171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Deep ruby, zero hard. Minimal aroma, slightly metallic with sweet prune finish.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Bear and Ragged Staff, Bedworth, 08/11/12. Good souring Flemish nose with blackcurrant and balsamic touches. Vinegared, buttered Hovis taste a little too pronounced with the vinegar; hints of chocolate and oaty Scottish malt and/or oats. More blackcurrant with occasional roast. Beige-capped mahogany. Good beer gone a bit wrong? Jury’s out.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th October 2012
Knights Templar Spoons. Clear deep amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and light. Smooth malt, tangy and with a whisper of roast. Tangy dried fruits turning sweeter. Semi dry and crisp finish. All right despite a tiny of sulphur.