pentaz (1215) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours brown/amber with a small frothy/creamy beige lasting head. Aroma is hard toasted malts, licorice, bready, cocoa and herbs. Taste is light sweet and light+ bitter with a hint of metal. Body is light, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate.Finishes bitter with lingering hard roasted malts.
SilkTork (5163) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
JDW, Rochester. Strong but not aggressive dark roast flavours. Just a bit too bitter for my taste - I would prefer a bit more sweetness.
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spoonsfest #37, The Babington, Derby, 11/04/14. Heavy ruby swathed with beige. This is good; soft smoked chocolate and tobacco; Imperial Leather and lactic alkalinity, good roasted nut finish. Nose is roasted veg, D&B, oak and malt loaf. Elegant little sipper.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Foot of the Walk, Leith. Pours brown with an off white head. Fruity on the nose with some caramel as well. Roasted flavour straight away then some tobacco and chocolate, ok.
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Dark copper with a beige head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with some toasted malts. Mellow dark berries with hints of smoke. Flavours are gritty cocoa with sweet weetabix and light coffee. Spicy with low berry and lemon fruitiness. Dry and nutty to finish. Nice.
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light caramel, bread and toasted malts, hay. Appearance: dark clear brown, almost black, small beige creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: bitters coming up quickly but donít get too intense, toasted notes. Overall: decent Mild, quite like the aroma. Pint at the Willow Walk, Victoria.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Deep copper with a scummy looking tan head; aroma of roasted malts with a touch of smoke; richly roasted malt taste with a touch of chocolate; and a dry, earthy, finish.
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Stick or Twist, Leeds. Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Has a small roasted aroma that includes a light chocolate nose. Thereís also some spice here and itís dominant in the ales taste.
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Henglerís Circus, Glasgow (festival ale) - clear deep brown, thin beige head, chocolate malt aroma, poor lacing, earthy, malty flavour, creamy texture, smooth, easy to drink, chocolatey aftertaste
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with excellent clarity; dark red-brown; small semi-durable head; spotty lacing.
Aroma and Flavor are mild, as per style. Sweet malts, some dark fruit and earthy hops in the nose. The hops largely disappear from the taste, but leave the ale with a good sweet/bitter balance.
Feel: medium-light body and carbonation. A bit thin, as usual for style.
O: very good example of style.