imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Fest ’08 in company of Hughie & Maeib. Black with cream head. Immediate roasted husk coffee notes, quite drying and clean, then followed by plummy fruit. Remains quite bitter throughout, a really good start to the Festival for me.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Nottingham BF. A black beer with a bit of a vegetable note in the nose. Some fruity petrol notes also. reasonable enough but that vegetable is a worry.