niquillis (765) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Coachmakers Arms, Hanley. Pours black with a caramel head. Smokey start with a sweet fruity linger in the mouth. More of a stout than a bitter. Excellent.
Fin (6627) - 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.
berkshirejohn (3955) - 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.
tommann (2291) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is bitter coffee with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is all coffee. Strong, bitter finish.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is dry and peaty leading to a medium bitter flavour with lots of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The palate is smooth but packed full of chewy flavours. The rating should be higher than it is IMO.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater 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.
RichardGretton (4107) - 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.
chriso (7306) - 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.
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.
BeerViking (1786) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/gravity at Battersea BF 2011. Auburn-tinged black with a coarse and fast-disappearing beige head. Coffee, treacle and a hint of port on the nose, dry and full bodied with a slight tartness, like a cross between a black bitter and a dark mild.