imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a heavy mild for the ASBV, creamy, thick with chocolate roasted malts, bitterness, lasting palate. Reasonable.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat sweet, light bodied and very drinkable, some roasted malt and smokiness there. Nice mild.
JorgeLee (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Very dark, small head. Relatively dry version of the style, mild malty flavour. Drinkable, pleasant, bit dull.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smokey, roasted malt aroma. Very thin, lacks body. Some coffee and malt flavours are there but not carried well.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Sweetish aroma of chocolate, nuts and coffee. Dryer taste with chocolate, coffee, licorice, nuts, toffee, malt husks and wine gums. Good mild.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty weak chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee. Fruity and malty flavour with a bit of roasted character, and a hint of smoke. A bit thin mouthfeel
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a dark brown colour with a very thin tan head. The aroma is all dark malt and a hint of roasted coffee, the taste is again malty with toffee with a dry finish.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Clear dark brown beer. Little suddy tan head. Light semi dry palate. Smooth easy drinking dark malt, just a trace of roast. Some boiled sweets and a trace of hop underneath. Finishes semi dry with mild minerals and a chocolatey malt aftertaste. Decent.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 1. Pours clearish brown with a bubbly, tan head. Lactic sugar, dark malts and light mocha aroma. Mild flavor (go figure!), lightly sweet with subtle, chalky mocha. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild roast finish, some light brown sugar. Some smoke in the aftertaste. Really nice. (3.9)
Cask at the Wallington BF, 2011. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a small, off-white head. Roasty and tangy malt nose. Mild sweet flavor, big tangy malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bif of roasty malts in the finish, mostly tangy and almost sour, though. Not really my thing, but still interesting. Also, this cask might be off a bit. (3.2)