jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is light bitter with a dry mineral ash tray hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (9632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, caramels and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ManVsBeer (7855) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Three Pigeons, Halifax. Very dark red with a creamy off-white head. Has a light floralness alongside some very mild dark malts.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gorgeous dark colour. Quite thin with a very short head. Lovely chocolatey arms and a bitter taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjsint (2048) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Brown to black, fair bit of khaki head and considerable lacing. Coffee, coal, Pinot Noir and salt liquorice in the aroma. Complex taste is a masterclass in subterfuge: sweet with a slight sourness and a hint of salt/umami/wood. Bitterness in the finish. A long finish to savour. Light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. This is an odd duck, with a lot of character and intensity for its ABV.
mR_fr0g (8089) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Fullerians Rugby club beer fest. Brown chestnut coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is raisin and apple, brown caramel malt. Flavour is nutty malt berry and raisin fruits. Mid body .
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Charlies Bar, Cph - Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, floral and herbal nuances and slight spice. Some wood in there, burnt brown sugar, syrupy. Pretty good overall.
witthatsbier (490) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
grainy nose with little else,dark brown cream coloured head that goes quickly,(due to beer being poured correctly without a tight sparkler therefore allowing flavour to thrive,taste is light malt with strong biitter flavour and finish
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Juicy grape esters, earthy hops and roasted malts converge in this suave Mild Ale, balanced out by leafy hop resins in the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the purplish darkness.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is never linear; there’s a lot going on in here.
-The aroma is not too revealing.
-Mouthfeel is lean and conducive to big gulps.
-The full flavour profile is very well put together.
On cask at Wenlock Arms.
Grumbo (1129) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Dove, Ipswich. Ruby black, frothy head. Blackcurrant and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Pretty good overall.