DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London (as part of their Old Ale festival), with Joeh and Maeib. Dark brown, no head and a Porter style smell (this as written not knowing the style of the beer!) Very smooth and clean. Nice, sweet roast flavour, very slight increased sweetness on the finish. Nice enough strong ale - better than the Moonrakers.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Roasty beer with malt and coffee/chcocolate notes, slightly sweet but more than anything Roasty.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good brew. Roasty, malty flavours detected, but also some sweet dark fruit flavours.
It doesn’t feel like a 6.6% beer, which I found to my cost!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep-brown, almost black. Really sweet buttery toffee malts, some slight roasty finish to give it some balance.I think theres too much butter toffee and raisins in there, really not my kind of beer.
imdownthepub (11490) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Conditioned. Beware the Beast for he creeps up on you. A big dark beer with roasted malt, chocolate, prunes. This does not drink its strength, the night was young and the warning signs were there, but we had to go and have a sesh. It drinks like a best bitter with more flavour, but boy when he kicks in. I don't like Exmoor Beast, I love it! as I've heard before in another context.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first thought was that this beer underpunches. For a 6.6% it lacked the initial hit that beers of that strength usually have. Once I accepted this it became a quite reasonable drink.Slightly roast feel with other complex tastes seeping through.It boasts of being a winter beer winner- its a reasonable porter but certainly not a number one.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Porteresk coffee and chocolate aroma. Black hue with light brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate flavour. Long lasting coffee finish.
RobBestwick (677) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toasted malty aroma, porter style appearance, toasted malty taste, coffee, chocolate, dry malty finish, alcohol notes, v good
SilkTork (5414) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Exmoor is a microbrewery based in the old Hancock's brewery in Somerset. They started brewing in 1979 and have won a handful of decent awards since then. This is their winter warmer and was tried from the cask in Rochester. It's a dark, coca cola colour and has an initial cola taste - slightly fizzy with sweet caramel tones. It is quite sweet, and this sweetness becomes overbearing after a while.
RichardGretton (4436) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with an intial frothy coffee head. The aroma is very vineous with slight burnt elements. Fairly watery flavour with large hints of malt and a strong bitterness in the aftertaste. A good porter.