madmitch76 (16507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
8th December 2011
Pigs Ear. Clear dark brown beer. Good sized pale cream coloured head. Light smooth palate. No carbonation. Dry. Very dry! Smooth dark chocolate - powdery. The fruit is saccahrin sweet and is err - apple! There is a little orange as well! Dry finish. Too dry and way to appley!
mr_h (3239) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh - clear red / brown ale, good creamy tan head, chocolate aroma, good temperature, dark chocolate / orange flavour, prolonged chocolate aftertaste
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh 060912
Dark ruby, clear, off white think head, good lacing
Aroma - soft milk chocolate, dark malts, soft on the nose
Taste - soft chocolate dark malts, slight fruity tang. slight hint of bitter zest, not really getting the orange, somple flavour, easy for 5.8%, bit 1 dimensional tbh
Palate - soft carb, medium body, nice smooth malts. Finish - smooth soft dark malts, vague soft bitter linger
Overall - OK, bit low on flavour though
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds. Deep ruby colour. Chocolate digestives, cocoa powder and a hint of Cointreau on the nose. Sweet hot chocolate, dark malts and syrupy orange in the taste. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. A bit odd, but certainly well executed.
jackl (5207) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Bricklayers Arms. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is strong sweet lactose, hot chocolate and plenty of marshamallow sweetness. The taste is lactose sweetness, kinder bueno, rich cream and cocoa. Just a hint of citrus hoppiness on the long, smooth finish. Velvety - in very nice condition. Overall, as a novelty this works quite nicely! Sweet flavours, sure, but very drinkable.
kermis (5969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Walsall Beer festival. Light aroma of chocolate orange, and also in the flavor with some malt. A bit thin and watery though.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, body brown-red. It smells chocolate, sweet creamy pudding, a bit orange. The taste is bitter, orange, chocolate. Interesting and not bad. 11/12/11/11/-/11
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity, The Crown Summer BF, Nuneaton, 02/06/12. Deep ruby fringed briefly with beige. Boozy, Cointreau with background roast nose. Flavour of unsubtly spiced witbier, concentrated, scattered with burnt toast. Rubbery hints. Kind of works.
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at the Walsall beer festival 2012.
Almost no head. Clear dark amber pour. Pretty nice.
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Dark rusty beer with a thick bubble top. Lots of chocolate on the nose with a slight orange. Thankfully that orange comes through in the mouth and melds with the chocolate to produce a winner. Middle of the beer is nice and bitter but the finish is sweet. Yum.