leaparsons (8637) - 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 (1806) - 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 don’t get too intense, toasted notes. Overall: decent Mild, quite like the aroma. Pint at the Willow Walk, Victoria.
berkshirejohn (4954) - 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.
ManVsBeer (5225) - 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. There’s also some spice here and it’s dominant in the ales taste.
mr_h (3382) - 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 Hengler’s 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 (2624) - 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.
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hamilton Hall, JDW - London. Pours clear brown with a foamy, tan head. The nose gives toasty brown bread, slight earth, cocoa. Light sweet flavor with chewy cocoa, faint roast, more brown bread, some leathery berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Finishes with lots of toasted leaves, brown bread, earth, some meat, berries. OK.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Aromas of licorice toffee and dark fruit. Flavours of toffee apple and caramel. Malt laden finish.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Age pours with a very ample tan - cream head which frames the deep ruby liquid perfectly. There is a strong presence of nuts, biscuit and milk on the nose and this is followed through into the beers taste. It is a great session mild and goes down a treat, just leaves you wanting another.
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the standing order... Deep red brown... Soft dark fruits.. Soft malts nose... Dark roast... Light bitter roast... Dark berry chocolate fruits