Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 May 2012. Poured a clear, dark ruby, with a dense beige head. Aroma of berries, nuts and cocoa. Dried fruits in the flavour, with some coffee and liquorice. Finish was dark malt, rye bread and caramel.
jamesie1857 (1871) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - A nice deep brown body, lasting white head. Nose is smoky coffee and liquorice with a similar tasting after. The finish is a little dry, with the coffee hanging on. Pleasant surprise and quite a nice one.
dogbomb (1144) - ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown ale with a decent mid-tan head. Nose of charcoal and a little chocolate. Some roast coffee. Taste is light, but has a little licorice and coffee with some citrus. Light, for a dark... interesting and quaffable.
undercurrent25 (1827) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at 1874 Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Dark coloured, chocolatety, coffee and some roast malts
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby copper red. Texture medium. Flavour some liquorice, some cereal grainyness, some malts. Quite fine.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11th May 2012 saw me on a mini pub crawl of Wellington: my local Wetherspoons had this on hand pull, so I had a pint.
Dark ruby red body with a thin head of off-white, which stayed the distance.
Malty nose giving off esters of black coffee and hints of dark berries.
The taste was almost all maltiness, very little hop bitterness or presence felt.
I thought the body weak and watery to be honest.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brownish red with no head has a slight toasty aroma and tastes of toasted malt. Nice.
berkshirejohn (5740) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Copper with a cheery red glow and a thin beige head; fruity aroma; a rather thin grainy body, with a light, fruity flavour; dry, fruity finish, with a hint of smoke and some residual biscuit. A pleasant, easy drink.
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with an obvious purple tint present. Thin creamy white head. Short malty aroma with a hint of dark plum. Thin dilute mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malt base delivers moist plump raisins, dark berry fruit and a moist fruit loaf base but the combination is way too thin though. A prickle of citric hop flowers present in the brief aftertaste. Finish is malty and sweet with tart citric notes but this does fade fast. Ok for a quick session. Well recommended.
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask from the Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Deep ruby, negligible cream head. A little plummy fruit, some wood, some mild roast. Pleasant enough, easy drinking mild, but fairly forgettable.