AndySnow (1825) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), 2013.
Appearance: Dark red/brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, berries.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, rather bitter.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Clachan , Nicholson’s, Soho W1. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel finish with some sour hints.
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Cask): Almost black with a small frothy tan head. Faint aroma of roasted malt and liquorice. Overly tarty flavour. Liquorice with some weak notes of coffee and roasted malt. Watery and not pleasant to drink.
dnicolaescu (413) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GBBF 2013 backlog.
Head: beige, small, frothy, poor retention. Colour: deep red-brown, clear.
Aroma: nutty, sourish/vinegary.
Taste: light caramel, nutty, dark bread, light roast with a kvas-like finish.
Grumbo (425) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Almost black with creamy tan colour head. Roasted chocolate, fruity aroma. Medium bodied, malty. Dry finish. Good mild.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. No head. Toffee treacles, milk chocolate nose. Very dry and malty. Smooth. Nice
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pint on cask at the henry Addington canary wharf. Aroma is acidic granny smith apple peel. Tart. Chestnut brown colour with a thick persistent creamy beige head. Looks are about all this beer has going for it. Taste is acid cider apple granny smith. Pretty bad. Could not finish the pint.
BOBBDrinker (50) - - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly a dark mild, but not very strong however what this beer doesn’t have in strength it does have in flavour and aroma. The intensely dark mild has a distinct toffee and sweet aroma which is the forefront to a powerful mild which has a chocolate and caramel flavour with a slick texture. This beer really does quench your thirst and is very deserving of it’s gold medal.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice chestnut colour. Flavours of liquorice, chocolate and coffee in that order with a fruit fudge ending, Not bad.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Dark, ruddy brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Flavour was similar, with some dark fruits also and a gentle finish. Pleasant all round.