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.
mike_77 (4104) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Smooth sweet and slightly syrupy malty taste. Feels rich and quite thick.
undercurrent25 (1629) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour. Taste is balanced and slightly malty, quite a strong beer
SlackerMads (2271) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a small beige head. Over ripe banana, dark roast, white chocolate, syrup. Sweet and a bit sticky, could do with a bit more bitterness to balance it. Alcohol doesn’t show much, tingles a bit on the gums. Ok as a warming brew in small amounts.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Feb 2014 - Dark mahogany-brown in colour, with reddish highlights. Tan coloured head. Some lacing. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, caramel/toffee, hints of chocolate. Fruity; dark vinous fruits. Hoppy; some grassy hop bitterness. Good balance. Sweetish roast malty with a slight sour fruit/hop edge. Dryish malty finish. Very drinkable.
SarkyNorthener (3167) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@st matthews hall, walsall. Dark brown beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, some licorice and lightly roasted malts with a little oil. Decent.
garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Wetherspoons. Appearance: ruby red, medium off white head. Aroma: malty with a hint of black current. Flavour: bitter, a little coffee, some black current, spicy with a decent bitter chocolate finish.
dynamiteninja (1681) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium tan head. Mahogany body. Spice, hops, red fruit, oak, crystal malt, bubblegum, blackcurrant. Bittersweet. Dry finish.
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Willow Walk 'spoons, Victoria. Pours a dark brown with a ruby edge and a thin slightly off white head. Not a big aroma, a little malt loaf in there. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's dark fruit, rum, light spice, coke, a little treacle, a hint of licorice, some cherry tartness. It's good.
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Leighton (14746) - 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 (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 pensioner’s paradise. The pour’s 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 I’d return to quickly