Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy, beige head. The aroma has tangy, semi-dark fruits and lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with some toffee, figs, bread, brown sugar, raisins. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the finish with sticky toasted sugars, semi-dark fruits, berries. Very tasty. Nice.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Willow Walk, the drunken pensionerís paradise. The pourís a light reddish brown color with a tiny off-white head. The nose is light toasted brown bread, roasted malts. Hints of cocoa, maybe some vanilla. The taste is strangely fruity - full bruised plum, raisin, tangy red berry fruits. General toasted malts. Little chocolate or roasted malt flavors to speak of. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, I found the plum fruit flavors to be vulgar, poorly-integated. This beer feels a bit all over the place. Not one Iíd return to quickly
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at moon under water. Dark chestnut brown, beige head that sticks around. Aroma figgy rum touch of oak. Flavour is toffee burnt sugar, touch of solvent. Fuller body and sweet finish.
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Despite it?s really dark almost stout or porter appearance it?s surprisingly light. Fruity at first with chocolate smoothness later on. Slightly tangy fizz like bottled porter. Would drink again.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough BF - 12/10/12.
Dark chestnut brown with a thin off white head.
Fruity nutty nose with a little spice and a touch of wood.
Taste develops from the nose with a little chocolate.
Medium bodied with a little bite leading to a fruity finish.
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Standing Order JDW, Southampton) - Dark brown with red tinges. Malty, fruity and roasted aroma with hints of marzipan and raisins. Rich and fruity taste with roasted malt, fruitcake and spice detected.
markas101 (1754) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Translucent nut brown, milk chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet, more chocolate, with a mellow alcohol infused finish.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavy, although not quite as heavy as you expect for this percentage. Slight treacleness about it.
bobinlondon (1242) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at the Moon and Sixpence (JDW) Hatch End. Ruby brown with a thick off white head. A touch of treacle, sweet but fruity warming malts and a gentle bitterness in the swallow, partially hops and a little caramel. An excellent English style winter warmer that has stood the test of time. It benefits from a (modest) session as itís complexities are subtle.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Very dark brown..ruby edges...thick creamy off white head....very good lacing
Aroma - rich dark caramel malts...liquorice...some spicy hops
Taste - rich dark caramel...bit of roast malt...liquorice...dark fruits...dark toffee..bitter hops in the background...slight salty notes...little savoury..alcohol quite well hidden..complex and tasty
Palate - soft carb....medium body...rich malts...smooth. Finish - rich malts..bit of warming alcohol..dark smooth toffee..clean finish
Overall - This is more of an old ale to me and a very good one too!