fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. Creamy big light brown head. Clear dark brown color. Well carbonated. Aroma is hops, caramel and pine shoots. Taste is caramel, herbs, hops.
pentaz (1256) - 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 (5430) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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 (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 1)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. 747414,
2) The Felix, Nuneaton. Sneaking lychee nose with molten Neopolitan aspects and barely a puff of coal dust. Deep layered ruby with a tight cream foam lacing ornately with each sip. Mild leaning towards BIPA with shavings of bitter chocolate, cocoa, blueberry and delicate lychee hop. Let’s call it New World Mild. Almost a perfect sessions beer showcasing everything great about British cask beer and Pacific hops one handy pint size package.
Lonick (792) - 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 (8976) - 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 (2283) - 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 (5282) - 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 (6211) - 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 (3862) - 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