evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, some caramel and a hint of chocolate. Quite thin but not bad.
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th December 2013
Pigs Ear. Clear deep red- amber beer. Small bubbly pale tan head. Light dry palate, light fine carbonation. Light sweet malt whisper of toffee. Whisper of bubblegum ester. Light dried fruits. Light semi dry finish.
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2013. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, toast, wood, earth, spice and charred wood. The taste is earth, wood, candy, dark fruit, candy, alcohol warmth, toast and toffee with a very dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid beer all round.
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 10122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness and malts
prawlie (1055) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on draught at the Nags Head in Reading. Hoppy, dry, bitter. Dark red, in a Dark Star glass, good bubbly head. Sweet aroma, with a hint of chocolate. Smooth and fairly tasty.
mzaar (1371) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Smutsvitt gräddigt skum ovan den mörkbruna vätskan. Både doft och smak av lakrits, röda frukter, karamell och en viss rökighet. Mjuk beska. Gräddig munkänsla.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with deep amber tints, thick white creamy head; roasted malt aroma; taste is also restrained dark malts, dark fruit, a hint of liquorice; soft and supple; delightfully mellow, all told.
Stuartyboy (436) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap At henglers circus jdw Glasgow a deep Brown. Beer with a distinct malty sweetness typical daily dark ale with strong malts and dark chocolate type taste
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Comfy dark malts develop raisins and roast while leafy hops and their bitterness take care of the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There isn’t much foam atop the dark brown-hued darkness.
-The flavour profile is balanced but could be better defined. Flavors were a bit muddled, if I compare with the best of the Dark Star brews I’ve had.
-This wasn’t as drinkable as their other offerings. In the same ‘category’, I preferred their Old Chestnut. Then again, it might simply have been a question of cask tendering.
-The malt flavours have a great personality.
On cask at The Evening Star, Brighton.
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: brad and caramel malts, prunes. Appearance: dark brown, clear, hardly any head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweetness continues, some bitterness coming up, average to long-finish, bitter and dry. Overall: very nice, lovely taste. Pint at the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival.