BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity poured pint during the 2013 CAMRA AGM in Norwich.
Really dark body, deep ruby red/brown with a creamy head.
Burnt malts ruled the nose and taste: roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate flavours come into play early on as well. Earthy rather than rich or creamy in the body feel, depth of flavours good.
I’d had nothing but golden citrusy beers before this during this session, I needed a dark malt laden brew and this fitted the need in perfect style.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours ruby-brown with a tight, foam head. Dark fruits and subtle dark malts in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some doughy malts and toast, dark fruits, hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Sweet, dark sugar finish, with restrained dark fruits, light roast and cocoa. Great stuff. Really right on target.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 26th May 2005
Dark toffee aroma. Red/brown in colour. Fruity with a touch of black currant and herbs. Friendly toasted aftertaste and semi sweet.
Sigmund (4936) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Black / dark brown colour. Fruity aroma mixed with a moderate roastiness. A bit thin mouthfeel despite the ABV. Moderate roast flavour with coffee and prunes notes.
DanielBrown (3700) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF 05. Thin mouthfeel and a burnt malt feeling, rather than a thick, roasty charcoal. Dry, pretty balanced, with specks of sweet. Pretty reasonable Mild, although it doesn’t taste the strength.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lavender, floral, soapy and earthy hops with some bitter dark malt in the nose. Clear dark mahogany brown with low but lasting, large bubbled, tan head that recedes to partial cover and ring. Dark malts melt together with biscuity and chocolate tones with fair finishing bitterness. Light body with smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at GBBF] Dark brown. Very roasty with a touch of plums. Dryish with rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Grassy and roasty with some licorice and good late bitterness.
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at GBBF 2010 ... Earls count... London ... southeast england ... united Kingdom ... Europe ... World ... dark brown ... soft chocolate malt nose ... light bitter chocolate ... roast malt linger ... light blackcurrant fruit ...
Thanks to who ever added "Tastes Totally poopy" to my note book, but your wrighring want enough of a scrawl to fool me.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, fruits, wood and some mild brown sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some wood, liquorice and mild burnt sugary notes.
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Coach and Horses, Norwich. Dark brown with a deep red hue and a medium off-white head. Roasted malts, some chocolate and some fruity notes on the nose. Flavours consist of more roasted malts, some coffee and a nutty quality. A bitter roasted malt finish, good body - smooth and easy-drinking - with a lasting dryness. This one’s definitely moreish - a tasty, balanced mild.