BeerViking (1822) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hounslow JDW, deep mahogany with coffee/choc notes on the nose and a clinging head, body has burnt caramel, hop bitterness, touches of nuts and cocoa.
mr_h (2118) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear brown, good creamy beige head, dark malty aroma, excellent film of thin lacing, malty, berry fruits, creamy texture, malty aftertaste
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown color with an off-white, creamy head. Aroma is light sourly with roasted malt, malt and some berry notes. Flavor is malty, light roasty, ligh notes of chocolate and some fruity acid notes. Roasty and light hop bitter end with cacao and dar chocolate notes.
ianwelby (291) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, clear red pint with a frothy off-white head. Smell is very faint and slightly sweet. Taste is malty, nutty and has a very light aniseed (I think) edge to it. Quite a malty finish.
Idiosynkrasie (2776) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Wonderful clear ruby red colour with huge, frothy, rapidly diminishing, subsequent almost creamy, fairly lasting, off-white to beige head. Herbal and spicy aroma has notes of dark berries and shrubs, Maggi, a nuttily touch, and, yes, hints of amaretto biscuit. Taste is dry, hints of dark fruit parings, grapes, sour cherries, a touch of roast, spice (Maggi), a touch of amaretto in the finish. A bit like an autumnal walk in darker regions of the forest, dark, spicy, and with prospects of things starting to moulder.
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fnish. Oily palate.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2013, London. A dark brown/copper coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, nutty aroma. Tastes malty, nutty, caramel, slightly dry.
Grzesiek79 (2750) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre i tresciwe piwo z ciemnym rubinowym kolorem, piana gesta trwala i kremowa. Aromak suszonych owocow. Finisz pikantny i wytrawny. Niesamowiecie metne piwo z spora iloscia osadu co jest dosc zadko spotykane w angielskich piwach.
BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle: shared with my brother-in-law on 9th June 2013.
Pours a dark brown colour with an off-white head of uneven foam.
Old malts with a chocolate hint in the nose: these carry on into the taste: add some bark and nut traces within the fairly complex flavours and you get an almost interesting brew. Semi-sweet with a mild hop content.
Better than OK, but only just, it just lacked something to rise it above the ’Joe Average’ beer list.
Hermod (2588) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle, bbe JUN14. Poured dark brown, thin white head. Aroma has some glueish notes, nuts and caramel. Flavor is better, nuts, roasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium bodied. Despite the off notes, quite drinkable