pivo (2657) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex, strong nose - nutty, woody and some molasses. Dark dark brown color with a low frothy head. Full warm sweet malt body with raisin and honey tastes. Tones of chocolate and toast all emerge in the background. Think with a very present alcohol component. Finishes like brandy, then turns a little spicy. Hey - this is a good British beer!
s_hartshorne (2574) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask tapped Leeds. Black thin head. Aroma dark fruits malts taste same some sweetness alcohol roasted malts ok bitter finish. Medium body. Decent stuff was expecting more!
YogiBeera (2567) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hui - nice one. Wonderful nearly black color, small frothy head. Malt, chocolate and coffee nose. Kind of flat roasted coffee bean and malt taste - medium lasting.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, 1st Nov 2010. Deep russet brown with little head. Nose of caramel with alcoholic undertones. Lots of licorice in the mouth. Very smooth, slightly oily. Reminds me of Woodforde’s Norfolk Nip.
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Willow Walk 'spoon, Victoria. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, a bit of funk, malt loaf. Medium body, mild carbonation. Sticky, with dark fruits, rum, coke, wood, a bit of choc and a hint of coffee. Finish is decent bitter and dry considering the sweetness factor. A boozy warmth too. Nice.
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Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark, dark brown with a thin, creamy head. Strong malt aroma, molasses, and more raw malt. Alcohol isn’t over baring on the aroma but through the flavour it a bit strong. This beer leaves the warm feeling of scotch down the back of your throat. You have to wait some time between tastes to let everything settle down. This particular brew, was 7.4%ABV.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint pulled at The Rake at Borough Market (London), a dark brown with a bubbly beige head. A warming roasted aroma with a touch of chocolate. The palate is very smooth with some finishing tang and easy biscuity malt flavours. Drinks much easier than its 7.8%.
Erasmus_ro (2335) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml cask. Pours dark, almost black, with an off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel and liquorice. Taste is sweet malts with some caramel and raisins. Palate is oily and medium with little carbonation.
markas101 (2258) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21 Jan 2012. Cola color, raisin aroma. Sweet, minimal flavor with brown sugar. Alcohol on the finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Now 7.8% ABV. Cask Conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, London. Black. Sweet, fruity (almost syrupy beer) coffee and a little chocolate, notes of liquorice. Alcohol is well hidden.