neongolden (415) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(cask at Brydenís, Toronto Nov 29, 2012) Pours dark brown, head off-white with big bubbles and lots of lace left behind. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast malts, nuts, a bit of fruit sweetness. Flavours of roasted, bready malt, light coffee, chocolate, just a little nutty. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of fruit and light hop and roast bitterness. The mouthfeel from the cask is excellent: smooth, rich and creamy, full with light but active carb. This is a good beer in a can and the cask is even better. Worth noting that it wasnít quite as good two days later, glad I hit its sweet spot.
6ROW (411) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
brown pour with 2 finger brown head.aroma of sweet malt and taste of sweet roasted malts(dry finish)
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On handpump from The Alex in Derby on 22nd March 2005.
Black in colour.
Seems like a good porter sadly caught right at the end of the barrel
PLundsgaard (385) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma/Malty-toasted, Appearance Head/Initial-greamy, Head/Color light brown, Body/Hue-black, Initial Flavor-bitter light, Finish Flavor-bitter light Palate/Body-medium to full
very good beer
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Derby Beer Festival. I’d been eagerly looking forward to trying this dark brown beer with its appealing bubbly head. It was smooth on the palate with a rich, warming flavour of chocolate and toasty malts. More sweet than bitter, it had a slight smokiness.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off cask at the derby beer fest. Tasty, nice chocolate and a small amount of coffee. Ace.
Jonb5 (365) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint on tap at the Barrowboy and Banket, great dark mahogany colour. Could smell roasted coffee. The initial taste of toffee and coffee gave way to raisins. Smooth mouthfull, when in London try this beer
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruby colour with a medium-sized head. Taste is roasty, malty, with some coffeeish notes mixed with dark chocolate. Notes of spices and dark fruits. A bit smoky and bitterish aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Smooth and full bodied.
AndrewC (323) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of bitter chocolate, coffee and red fruit. Dark black with red hints in colour. Tastes soft with bitter chocolate, coffee hints and dark red fruit.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Nice and Smooth with a full taste of burned malt and notes of coffee and chocolate.