harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask handpull at The Brewery Tap, Derby. Very dark brown. Mlats are very syrupy. Very dark malts, more roasted than toasty, but no real choc or coffee, bit of both, Not great.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16th August 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear dark red - amber beer. Tidy suddy pale tan head. Light palate, low carbonation. Mild minerally dark malt with a very slight roast. Ok but somewhat insipid.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Frodsham 06/05/2006
Fruity aroma. Dark red coloured slightly rich on the palate with some fruit flavour. Crisp slightly wheaty and dry malt finish.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Battersea Beer Festival, 11 February 2010. Dark red/brown. Pours with a generous, but diminishing, head. Decent condition. Surprisingly modest aroma. Some raisiny fruit. Some light chocolate notes. Mainly sweetish fruit. Somewhere between a best bitter and a light porter in style.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 07. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are very fruity with earthy malts. Not much roast character considering the colour. Sweet with some oatiness. Flavours are smooth and earthy with some smokiness. Lightly fruity with some coffee and oatiness. Sweetish on the finish. Decent.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a soft, tan foam head. Lightly roasted malts on the nose with some dark fruits. Flavor is nice but really one-dimensional. Has some burnt wood, dark cane sugar, mild roast, light earth. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with modest roast, some sugary malts, light syrup and leafy bitters. Decent beer.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Royal Standard, (The Brewery Tap), Derby 17-08-08 Rather amusingly I wrote this down as Dashing Duck. Pours very dark brown. Nice roasted nutty taste, bitterness is present but lovely creamy flavours. This isn’t a classic beer but its done very well little bit chewy and malty, but very nice.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Brewery Tap. Mahogany with a tan collar. Coffee and ashtray aroma, some struck matches. Good deep espresso roast undermined by hop astringency, and probably cheese. Not balanced.
RichardGretton (4018) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Derby Winter Beer Festival 2007. Black beer with a red tinge and a light head. The aroma is chocolatey and the flavour is slightly sour, very bitter and roasted coffee. Overall an average beer.
berkshirejohn (3644) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Brewery Tap, Derby. Black with a raspberry red tint and a tan head; aroma of milky chocolate malts; taste is thin at first but fills out with rich roast coffee leaving a finish of dry coffee grounds. More of a porter than an ESB.