RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, - NOV 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Alloa Beer Festival. Dark porter brown with a thin light beige head. Nose is sherberty funky malt, heavy on acetone. Mouth is malty plum, dark fruit, strong burnt taste. Warming, alright.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity, at Cambridge Beer Festival ’08. Very dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Glorious old fashioned roast malt aroma with some yeast as well. The taste is nearly as good; sweet with some sour fruit and a mid bitter finish. A gentle and approachable stout, unlike the extremely disturbing Lake District legend of the Claife Crier, after which the beer is named.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 cask at troon beerfest- smells rich dark fruit roast malt, sweet sugar. chocolate. tastes bitter chocolate. malt -----my notepad got splashed with beer. ---- some notes of coffee--- to--- and watery--- smokey---- 3.2?
rerate- bon accord. cask condition, pours black near opaque with a foamy head that has disspated, nose is rich chocolate and burnt toast, taste is creamy well balanced sweetness dances on tongue with chocolate and a long lasting bitter chocolate finish. much better than remembered.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Troon Beer festival ... Deep black ... sweet fruit cherry malt ... mellow thin but good sweet roast.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at troon beer fest 07. Aroma is roasty with a decent amoutn of chocolate malts. Taste is thin watery one dimentional boring roasty ballocks.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at The Three Judges] Almost black with a tight tan head. roasty, tarry with some phenolic notes and a little fruit. Full bodied, a little fruit, dry and roasty with a slightly vinous note. Bordering on an old ale.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Newfield Inn, Seathwaite 28/10/2006
Slightly rich aroma. White head. Black and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. Creamy dry roast finish.