tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity, cask, Hop Beer Shop, Chelmsford, Essex, 17/3/2016.
Black malt. Opaque. Beige lacing. Lovely hoppy nose. Licorice. Leather. Blackcurrants. Taste is blackcurrants, leather, black German licorice, chocolate gateau cake, tar. Superb use of dry-hopping. Soft malts. Incredibly clean. Great beer.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beet. Slight coffee, almost coffee like. Lovely indeed. Easy drinking and mild
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Ruby brown colour ok beige head lacing. Aroma is weetabix toffee light roasted malts. Taste is similar some nuttiness. Good smooth body and mouthfeel. V Good yorkshire bitter.
Garrold (3656) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. North Bar, Leeds. Dark brown. Thick, dense, lasting beige head. Dried fruit and dark malt. Some chocolate malt. A little astringency. Taste is fruity dry. Some dried fruit sweetness. Smooth, creamy palate. Dry, bitter finish. Nice bitter, and in excellent nick, too.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Brigantes for the 10 points. Pours a very dark ruby brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, roasty malt and chocolate. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Not bad. Go Tubes!
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask GBBF 2009 Mahogany, no head. Dark roasted malts, sweet nuts. Bitter hops in aftertaste. Tasty one.
ManVsBeer (7634) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark full bodied ale with an excellent balance. Fine wooded earth type flavours and brilliant smooth texture.
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark brown to chestnut with slight head. Dry, pretty malty beer, quite smooth with a chocolate overtone. Some bitterness, lacks some depth though. It’s reasonable.
jjsint (1957) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity cask at the Drayman’s Son, Ely. Very dark brown, a bit flat-looking with no head to speak of. Coffee and charcoal aroma. Focussed and intense. Taste starts sweet but the burnt coffee bitter pervades just after the initial sip. Body’s a bit thin and flat but it’s not the end of the world. I like this but... a bitter? Are you sure?
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Duck & Drake Leeds. A dark brown to mahogany coloured beer with a sparkled whitish head and copious lace. A dry nutty malty beer. Notes of chocolate and licorice. Coffee also. A thick chewy texture. Nice enough.