fairwater (137) - Reading, Berkshire, - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Alehouse. Very dark, a little ruby around the edges, frothy head. Some winter fruits in the aroma, which are followed by more on first taste. Blackcurrant, bitterness from the hops, but no burnt notes from the grains. Extremely drinkable.
planky84 (2300) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Red fruit and raisin aroma. Caramel malt and red fruit flavour.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, light liquorice.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured a very dark brown, near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of earth, mild coffee and dark chocolate. Molasses in the flavour, with some bitter, grassy notes and dark malt. Finish was burnt, with treacle and liquorice.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Guildford Arms. Pours dark brown, cracked beige head. Aromas of light coffee, light toffee. Taste is more of the same, touch of liquorice. Clean finish. OK.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Red Lion, Cromer, Norfolk. Dark, chestnut brown. Broken, thin, tan head. Aroma is dark malt, dark, ripe fruit. Some roast coffee. Some cocoa. Taste is dry, dark, fruity. Smooth palate. Dry, lightly tangy finish.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a near black, deep brown with thin tan head and ringed lace. Nose of chocolate, caramel, roast. Medium body. Taste of chocolate, roast, smoke, tobacco.
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween Fest 2013. It pours darkest brown, near black with a medium beige head. The nose is roasty, dark fruit, berry, jam, sweet liquorice and cocoa. The taste is smooth, roast, toast, earth, cocoa, light bitterness, mild acidity, coffee grinds with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, tasty and easy-drinking. Rather good.
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by air font at Geordies Byre, Ayr - clear very dark brown near black, thick creamy beige head, sour malty, chocolate aroma, some berries, bit of thick lacing, chocolate, coffee flavour, something fruity as well, harsh finish
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
August 24, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Harp (Chandos Place). Opaque ruby-black with a solid and lasting small creamy tan head. MIld aroma, some chocolate and light grain. Taste is - meh - nitro tang overriding light chocolate and tart prune, some alcohol. Average airy body, quick finish - ehhh.