leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Peterborough Fest 08. Dark brown with a small head. Aromas are chocolate and toffee malts with some smokiness. Hints of soy, too. Flavours are sweet viscous malts with a peppery, roast character. Earthy, herbal and dry on the finish.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask troon beer fest- pours flat rootbeer, smells roast popcorn tastes abit flat. sweet, smokey, and average.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Cask at troon beer fest 07. Aroma is liquirce, molasses. Taste is very full on tarrish alcohol liquice and very sweet. RERATE: Cask in Counting House. Full bodied! Sweet, cloying, roasty, liquyirice, coffee, molasses. Soo heavy and alcoholic i could only take 3 or 4 sips out the half pint then left.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green, 28th Jan 2007. Pours nearly black with a small head. Great aroma and taste of rich roasted coffee and chocolate. Smooth, soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable beer.
cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured brew, with a rich chocolate roast nose and a deep fruity rich roat flavour with a little tang and zip to ip. a little chocolyte , but the strength does tend to show through.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Liquorice and roast with malty toffee and berrys. Sweet up front but there is enough drying hoppiness to keep this drinkable. Tasty if just a touch too sweet and thick.
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Cask handpull at White Horse, Parson’s Green. Very deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Subtle dark malt aroma. Burnt toast. Good dark strong beer, good mouthfeel. Not great, but extremely competent. Bit of creamy vanilla too. 3.5/5 Re-rate at Metro Bar, JDW, Baker Street. I missed this at the beer festival last year, so pleased to see it. Very deep mahogany, lasting thin beige, lovely choccy strong ale, lots of dry malt. Lots of malty fruity flavour. Tasty as hell, just a little syrupy. Alcohol is well contained in the big malts. Excellent. Dryish finish.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Persistent dense tan head; nearly black beer. Sweetish, some stout-like dark grains nose. Vanilla and some fruity esters. Quite to really sweet; liquorice-like, liquified sugar... and very few things beery. Full-bodied, slick, not quite viscous. Alcoholic to a certain extent. Disappointing - one more. It was better at some moor-tucked Devon pubs in Easter, than in an unseasonaly warm WHOPG.
larsga (5891) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin offwhite film for a head. Body looks opaque black, but might actually have a red tinge. Chocolatey aroma. Watery earthy dry licorice taste with notes of wild berries. Dryish aftertaste with some alcohol heat. Nice, but not too great. (0.5pt on cask.)
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov) Black colour with ruby notes, small head. Malty, roasted nose with distinct notes of liquorice and soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with liquorice, soy sauce, prunes and raisins. Slightly vinous, but in perfect balance. Lovely beer!